- Truman,1924–84, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.
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- a long cloak or soldier's coat, usually with a hood
C19: from French: cloak, from cape; see cape 1
- Truman. 1924–84, US writer; his novels include Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948) and In Cold Blood (1964), based on an actual multiple murder
Word Origin and History for truman capote
"long cloak with a hood," 1812, from French capote, fem. of capot (17c.), diminutive of cape (see cape (n.1)).
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