Accoutrement meaning

ə-ko͝otrə-mənt, -tər-
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Outward forms of recognition; trappings.

Cathedral ceilings, heated swimming pools, and other accoutrements signaling great wealth.

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Military equipment other than uniforms and weapons.
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(plural only) Apparatus needed for a task or journey.
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An accessory item of equipment or dress.
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The act of accoutring.
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The act of accoutering.
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An article of clothing or equipment, in particular when used as an accessory.
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(military, plural only) Equipment other than weapons and uniform.
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(plural only) Trappings.
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An identifying yet superficial characteristic.
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Origin of accoutrement

  • From Middle French accoustrement, from accoustrer + -ment, from Old French acostrer (“arrange, sew up").

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