com·​pleat | \ kəm-ˈplēt How to pronounce compleat (audio) \

Definition of compleat

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

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Examples of compleat in a Sentence

a training course that transformed the former technophobe into the compleat computer geek almost overnight an exhaustive how-to guide for anyone planning the compleat wedding

First Known Use of compleat

1526, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for compleat

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

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The first known use of compleat was in 1526

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“Compleat.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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to insert between existing elements

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