cap-à-pie

cap-a-pie

[kap-uh-pee]
adverb
from head to foot.
Also, cap-à-pie.


Origin:
1515–25; < Middle French de cap a pe from head to foot < Old Provençal < Latin dē capite ad pedem

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cap-a-pie (ˌkæpəˈpiː)
 
adv
(dressed, armed, etc) from head to foot
 
[C16: from Old French]

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cap-à-pie
1523, from M.Fr., lit. "head to foot."
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