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cap-a-pie

or cap-à-pie

[ kap-uh-pee ]
/ ˌkæp əˈpi /
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adverb
from head to foot.
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Origin of cap-a-pie

1515–25; <Middle French de cap a pe from head to foot <Old Provençal <Latin dē capite ad pedem
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British Dictionary definitions for cap-a-pie

cap-a-pie
/ (ˌkæpəˈpiː) /

adverb
(dressed, armed, etc) from head to foot

Word Origin for cap-a-pie

C16: from Old French
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