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Friday, October 22

Accouter

[ə-KOO-dər]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: French, mid 16th century

1.

Clothe or equip in something noticeable or impressive.

Examples of Accouter in a sentence

"Will and his friends accoutered themselves with new hiking gear before the trip."

"The king decided to accouter himself in his finest velvet cape."

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About Accouter

This word stems from the French “accoutrer,” originally from Old French “acoustrer.” From “a-” (from Latin “ad,” meaning “to, at”) and “cousture,” meaning “sewing.”

Did you Know?

“Accoutre” is a variant of “accouter.” They both mean to clothe or equip something noticeable or impressive. A related word, “accoutrement,” means accessories or additional clothing items beyond a basic outfit.

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