ca·​puche kə-ˈpüch How to pronounce capuche (audio) -ˈpüsh How to pronounce capuche (audio)
: hood
especially : the cowl of a Capuchin friar

Word History


Middle French, from Italian cappuccio, from cappa cloak, from Late Latin

First Known Use

circa 1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of capuche was circa 1600

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“Capuche.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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