compleat

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adjective com·pleat \kəm-ˈplēt\

Definition of compleat

  1. :  having all necessary or desired elements or skills :  complete; also :  classic, quintessential

Examples of compleat in a Sentence

  1. a training course that transformed the former technophobe into the compleat computer geek almost overnight

  2. an exhaustive how-to guide for anyone planning the compleat wedding

Origin and Etymology of compleat

archaic variant of complete in The Compleat Angler (1653) by Izaak Walton


First Known Use: 1526



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