cap-a-pie


cap-a-pie

adverb

  1. from head to foot.

adverb

  1. (dressed, armed, etc) from head to foot
adj.

1520s, from Middle French cap-à-pie, literally “head to foot.” The more usual French form is de pied en cap. The French words are from Latin caput “head” (see head (n.)) + pedem “foot” (see foot (n.)).

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