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Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Definitions for cap-a-pie

  1. From head to foot; at all points.

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Citations for cap-a-pie
Yet it is increasingly hard to ignore other scientific predictions sashaying into the press dressed cap-a-pie in silver lining. Andrew Marr, Daily Telegraph
The dress code was smart but informal and Cherie Blair cut an appropriately dark but bohemian figure dressed cap-a-pie in floor-length black leather. Cassandra Jardine, Daily Telegraph
Origin of cap-a-pie
1515-1525
cap-a-pie is from Middle French (de) cap a pé, "from head to foot," from Latin ped, "foot" + caput, "head."