cap-a-pie

adverb
\ˌka-pə-ˈpē, -ˈpā\
variants: or cap-à-pie

Definition of cap-a-pie 

: from head to foot armed cap-a-pie for battle

First Known Use of cap-a-pie

1523, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cap-a-pie

Middle French (de) cap a pé from head to foot

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