cap-a-pie

adverb
\ ˌka-pə-ˈpē How to pronounce cap-a-pie (audio) , -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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“Cap-a-pie.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cap-a-pie. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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