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[soo-tash; French soo-tash] /suˈtæʃ; French suˈtaʃ/
a narrow braid, commonly of mohair, silk, or rayon, used for trimming.
Origin of soutache
1855-60; < French: braid of a hussar's shako < Hungarian sujtás flat braid for trimming Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • You are all plain one minute, and the next you are all soutache and buttons.

    Potash & Perlmutter Montague Glass
  • There are several kinds of braid, but the easiest to use is soutache, whether it is cotton or silk.

  • So far as they are concerned the soutache could be crimson and the yoke green, and if the price was right they'd buy it anyhow.

    Elkan Lubliner, American Montague Glass
  • Indeed, I devoted the sole article the Yankees let fall from my two workboxes—a bunch of soutache—to the work.

    A Confederate Girl's Diary Sarah Margan Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for soutache


a narrow braid used as a decorative trimming
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Hungarian sujtas
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