Meaning of “incidentals” in the English Dictionary

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"incidentals" in British English

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incidentalsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ɪn.sɪˈden.təlz/ us /ɪn.sɪˈden.t̬əlz/

details or costs that relate to something but are less important or smaller than the main ones:

Take some foreign currency to cover incidentals like the taxi fare to your hotel.

(Definition of “incidentals” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"incidentals" in American English

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incidentalsplural noun

us /ˌɪn·səˈden·təlz/

unimportant facts:

She may be wrong on incidentals, but she’s never wrong in substance.

Incidentals are also small expenses:

I need money for incidentals like coffee.

(Definition of “incidentals” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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