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capote

[ kuh-poht; French ka-pawt ]
/ kəˈpoʊt; French kaˈpɔt /
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noun, plural ca·potes [kuh-pohts; French ka-pawt] /kəˈpoʊts; French kaˈpɔt/.

a long cloak with a hood.
a close-fitting, caplike bonnet worn by women and children in the mid-Victorian period.
a bullfighter's cape; capa.
an adjustable top or hood of a vehicle, as a buggy.

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caporal, caporegime, caporetto, capot, capotasto, capote, capote, truman, capp, cappa magna, cappadocia, cappadocian
Also capot.

Origin of capote

1790–1800, Americanism; < French, equivalent to cape (< Spanish capa cape1) + -ote, feminine of -ot diminutive suffix

Definition for capote (2 of 2)

Capote

[ kuh-poh-tee ]
/ kəˈpoʊ ti /

noun

Truman,1924–84, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.
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British Dictionary definitions for capote (1 of 2)

capote

/ (kəˈpəʊt, French kapɔt) /

noun

a long cloak or soldier's coat, usually with a hood

Word Origin for capote

C19: from French: cloak, from cape; see cape 1

British Dictionary definitions for capote (2 of 2)

Capote

/ (kəˈpəʊtɪ) /

noun

Truman. 1924–84, US writer; his novels include Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948) and In Cold Blood (1964), based on an actual multiple murder
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for capote

capote


n.

"long cloak with a hood," 1812, from French capote, fem. of capot (17c.), diminutive of cape (see cape (n.1)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper