[ uh-koo-ter-muh nt, -truh- ]
/ əˈku tər mənt, -trə- /


personal clothing, accessories, etc.
the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier.
Also especially British, ac·cou·tre·ment.

Origin of accouterment

From the Middle French word accou(s)trement, dating back to 1540–50. See accouter, -ment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for accoutrements



1540s, from Middle French accoustrement (Modern French accoutrement), from accoustrer probably from Old French acostrer "arrange," originally "sew up" (see accouter)

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper