[kuh-poosh, -pooch]


a hood or cowl, especially the long, pointed cowl of the Capuchins.

Origin of capuche

1590–1600; < Middle French < Italian cappuccio, equivalent to capp(a) cloak (see cap1) + -uccio augmentative suffix
Related formsca·puched, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for capuche




a large hood or cowl, esp that worn by Capuchin friars

Word Origin for capuche

C17: from French, from Italian cappuccio hood, from Late Latin cappa cloak
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