Accoutre Definition

accouters, accoutres
To outfit and equip, as for military duty.
American Heritage

To furnish with dress, or equipment, especially those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array.


Origin of Accoutre

  • From French accoutrer, from Old French acoustrer, from Vulgar Latin acconsÅ«tÅ«rāre (“to equip with clothes"), from Latin ad (“to") + consÅ«tÅ«ra (“sewing, clothes"), from Latin cōnsuō (“to sew together"), from Latin con (“together") + suō (“to sew")

    From Wiktionary

  • French accoutrer from Old French acoustrer arrange, equip a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) coustrer sew couture

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in the 1590's.

    From Wiktionary

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