cap-a-pie
or cap-à-pie adverb Etymology: Middle French (de) cap a pé from head to foot Date: 1523 from head to foot <
armed cap-a-pie for battle
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cap-a-pie — or cap à pie [kap΄ə pē′] adv. [OFr de cap a pie < cap, head (< L caput) + pié, foot (< L pes)] from head to foot; entirely …   English World dictionary

  • cap-a-pie — 1520s, from M.Fr. cap à pie, lit. head to foot. The more usual French form is de pied en cap …   Etymology dictionary

  • cap-a-pie — /kap euh pee /, adv. from head to foot. Also, cap à pie. [1515 25; < MF de cap a pe from head to foot < OPr < L de capite ad pedem] * * * …   Universalium

  • cap-a-pie — or cap à pie [[t]ˌkæp əˈpi[/t]] adv. from head to foot • Etymology: 1515–25; < MF de cap a pe < OPr < L dē capite ad pedem …   From formal English to slang

  • cap-à-pie — adverb see cap a pie …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cap-a-pie — /kæp ə ˈpi/ (say kap uh pee) adverb Obsolete from head to foot. Also, cap à pie. {French (obsolete) …   Australian English dictionary

  • cap-a-pie — adverb at all points from head to foot he was armed cap a pie • Syn: ↑from head to toe …   Useful english dictionary

  • cap-a-pie — adjective From head to toe …   Wiktionary

  • cap-a-pie — ad. [Fr.] From head to foot …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Cap-a-pie — an Old French expression, meaning to be armed from head to foot …   Medieval glossary

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