entertainment etymology

English word entertainment comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) entretenement

Detailed word origin of entertainment

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
entretenement Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
entertainment English (eng) (obsolete) Admission into service; service.. (obsolete) Maintenance or support.. (obsolete) Payment of soldiers or servants; wages.. (obsolete) Reception; (provision of) food to guests or travellers.. A show put on for the enjoyment or amusement of others.. An activity designed to give pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, amusement, or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience [...]