Paraphernalia vs Accoutrements - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between paraphernalia and accoutrements

is that paraphernalia is miscellaneous items, especially the set of equipment required for a particular activity; stuff while accoutrements is plural of lang=en.

paraphernalia

Noun

(-)
  • (pluralonly) Miscellaneous items, especially the set of equipment required for a particular activity; stuff.
  • He has an impressive collection of bicycling paraphernalia , but he doesn't ride very often anymore.
  • (archaic) Things a woman owns, apart from her dowry.
  • Synonyms

    * (sense, woman's possessions) parapherna

    accoutrements

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • (more common in the plural)
  • Anagrams

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