cap-a-pie


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cap-a-pie

(ˌkæpəˈpiː)
adv
(dressed, armed, etc) from head to foot
[C16: from Old French]

cap-a-pie

or cap-à-pie

(ˌkæp əˈpi)

adv.
from head to foot.
[1515–25; < Middle French de cap a pe < Old Provençal < Latin dē capite ad pedem]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.cap-a-pie - at all points from head to foot; "he was armed cap-a-pie"
References in classic literature ?
I could find nothing to say to my pocket-book, before Nicolete, armed cap-a-pie with stick and knapsack, appeared at the door of her chalet.
This month Cap-a-Pie is holding several test shows in Newcastle and Sheffield to gain audience feedback.
The innovative idea to put on a production was borne out of an on-going collaboration between researchers and North East theatre company Cap-A-Pie.
However, Durham County Council's education welfare service threw her a lifeline when they referred her to Cap-A-Pie Ltd - a drama company based in Dipton.