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capote

[kuh-poht; French ka-pawt] /kəˈpoʊt; French kaˈpɔt/
noun, plural capotes
[kuh-pohts; French ka-pawt] /kəˈpoʊts; French kaˈpɔt/ (Show IPA)
1.
a long cloak with a hood.
2.
a close-fitting, caplike bonnet worn by women and children in the mid-Victorian period.
3.
a bullfighter's cape; capa.
4.
an adjustable top or hood of a vehicle, as a buggy.
Also, capot.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800, Americanism; < French, equivalent to cape (< Spanish capa cape1) + -ote, feminine of -ot diminutive suffix

Capote

[kuh-poh-tee] /kəˈpoʊ ti/
noun
1.
Truman, 1924–84, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.
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British Dictionary definitions for capote

capote

/kəˈpəʊt; French kapɔt/
noun
1.
a long cloak or soldier's coat, usually with a hood
Word Origin
C19: from French: cloak, from cape; see cape1

Capote

/kəˈpəʊtɪ/
noun
1.
Truman. 1924–84, US writer; his novels include Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948) and In Cold Blood (1964), based on an actual multiple murder
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Word Origin and History for capote
n.

"long cloak with a hood," 1812, from French capote, fem. of capot (17c.), diminutive of cape (see cape (n.1)).

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