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[uh-koo-ter-muh nt, -truh-] /əˈku tər mənt, -trə-/
personal clothing, accessories, etc.
the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier.
Also, especially British, accoutrement.
Origin of accouterment
1540-50; < Middle French accou(s)trement. See accouter, -ment Unabridged
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Examples from the web for accoutrement
  • His fanciest accoutrement was a stubbly, three-day growth that almost precisely matched his shaggy, grey-ish mop.
  • It's a convenient supplement, an excellent accoutrement to existing relationships, not the preferred point of origin.
  • It's good enough, but needs some accoutrement to go with it.
  • Canes the new accoutrement to collect along with his pipes.
  • Officers are reminded to check the uniform item or accoutrement before wearing it.
  • And here are his saddle bags and the various leather boxes and bags for his accoutrement.
  • Fedoras, feathers, and other festive accoutrement are encouraged.
British Dictionary definitions for accoutrement


/əˈkuːtrəmənt; əˈkuːtə-/
equipment worn by soldiers in addition to their clothing and weapons
(usually pl) clothing, equipment, etc; trappings: the correct accoutrements for any form of sport
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