The definition of accost is to attack someone verbally in a bold or aggressive way.(verb)
An example of the word accost would be a person on a bus yelling at someone in order to get his seat.
See accost in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr accoster < It accostare, to bring side by side < VL *accostare < L ad-, to + costa, rib, side
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transitive verb ac·cost·ed, ac·cost·ing, ac·costs
Origin: French accoster
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin accostāre, to adjoin
Origin: : Latin ad-, ad-
Origin: + Latin costa, side; see kost- in Indo-European roots.
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