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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-koo-ter-muh nt, -truh-]
    • /əˈku tər mənt, -trə-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-koo-ter-muh nt, -truh-]
    • /əˈku tər mənt, -trə-/

Definitions of accouterments word

  • noun accouterments personal clothing, accessories, etc. 1
  • noun accouterments the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier. 1
  • noun accouterments Alternative form of accoutrements. 1
  • noun,plural accouterments accessories 1

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Origin of accouterments

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
From the Middle French word accou(s)trement, dating back to 1540-50. See accouter, -ment

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Parts of speech for Accouterments


accouterments popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

accouterments usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accouterments

noun accouterments

  • kitchenware — cooking equipment or utensils.
  • shebang — Informal. the structure of something, as of an organization, contrivance, or affair: The whole shebang fell apart when the chairman quit.
  • metalware — work of metal, especially utensils, flatware, etc.
  • trappings — articles of equipment or dress, especially of an ornamental character.
  • belongings — Your belongings are the things that you own, especially things that are small enough to be carried.

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