sou·​tache | \ sü-ˈtash How to pronounce soutache (audio) \

Definition of soutache

: a narrow braid with herringbone pattern used as trimming

Examples of soutache in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another fashion first for fall is the costume sweater; some styles feature yoke designs of velvet, others, jet on wool, some pullovers have companion stripped sleeveless cardigans and others are wool jersey with soutache braid trim. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Back to school fashion in 1950," 27 Aug. 2019 The gold-cord soutache embroidery that, at first glance, gave tuxedos, track suits and jumpsuits a bold, bandleader feel created skeleton-like outlines on their wearers. Adam Tschorn,, "It's haute harlequins and ringmaster chic at Moschino's circus-themed Burbank runway show," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of soutache

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for soutache

French, from Hungarian sujtás

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“Soutache.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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