capuche

noun

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

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near capuche

Cite this Entry

“Capuche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capuche. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on capuche

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!