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accoutrement

noun ac·cou·tre·ment \ə-ˈkü-trə-mənt, -ˈkü-tər-mənt\

Simple Definition of accoutrement

  • : a piece of clothing or equipment that is used in a particular place or for a particular activity

Full Definition of accoutrement

  1. 1 a :  equipment, trappings; specifically :  a soldier's outfit usually not including clothes and weapons —usually used in plural b :  an accessory item of clothing or equipment —usually used in plural

  2. 2 archaic :  the act of accoutring

  3. 3 :  an identifying and often superficial characteristic or device —usually used in plural <accoutrements of power that define our diplomacy — Elizabeth Drew>

Examples of accoutrement

  1. <this vacuum cleaner has all of the accoutrements for cleaning furniture as well as floors>

  2. <has all the accoutrements that the home pastry chef could ever want>



1549

First Known Use of accoutrement

1549

Variants of accoutrement

or ac·cou·ter·ment play \ə-ˈkü-trə-mənt, -ˈkü-tər-mənt\


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