[ soo-tash; French soo-tash ]
/ suˈtæʃ; French suˈtaʃ /


a narrow braid, commonly of mohair, silk, or rayon, used for trimming.

Nearby words

  1. souse,
  2. soused,
  3. souslik,
  4. sousse,
  5. soustelle,
  6. soutane,
  7. souteneur,
  8. soutenu,
  9. souter,
  10. souterrain

Origin of soutache

1855–60; < French: braid of a hussar's shako < Hungarian sujtás flat braid for trimming Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for soutache

  • 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.

  • 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
  • You are all plain one minute, and the next you are all soutache and buttons.

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

British Dictionary definitions for soutache


/ (suːˈtæʃ) /


a narrow braid used as a decorative trimming

Word Origin for soutache

C19: from French, from Hungarian sujtas

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