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cap-a-pie

[kap-uh-pee] /ˌkæp əˈpi/
adverb
1.
from head to foot.
Also, cap-à-pie.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; < Middle French de cap a pe from head to foot < Old Provençal < Latin dē capite ad pedem
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British Dictionary definitions for cap a pie

cap-a-pie

/ˌkæpəˈpiː/
adverb
1.
(dressed, armed, etc) from head to foot
Word Origin
C16: from Old French
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Word Origin and History for cap a pie

cap-a-pie

adj.

1520s, from Middle French cap-à-pie, literally "head to foot." The more usual French form is de pied en cap. The French words are from Latin caput "head" (see head (n.)) + pedem "foot" (see foot (n.)).

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