Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of accoutrement; this plural form more common than singular.

Etymologies

Borrowing from French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Moulsworth's frank concern with worldly accoutrements is similarly evident in her next lines, which emphasize her third husband's lineage and social standing: "ffrom Mortimers he drewe his pedigre/their Arms he bore, not bought wth Heraulds fee" (ll.

    My Name Was Martha: A Renaissance Woman's Autobiographical Poem

  • Among his accoutrements was a flashlight, and with this and a lard can

    The Dude Wrangler

  • The accoutrements were a bullet-pouch, made from the undressed skin of a tiger-cat, ornamented with the head of the beautiful summer-duck.

    The War Trail The Hunt of the Wild Horse

  • What an adventure it must have been for these boys, most of whom had probably never been far from home, to be given weapons and "accoutrements" and an expansion of their vocabulary and to find themselves on the parade ground in Wytheville learning how to conduct themselves in battle and about "Hardee's Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics."

    From On High

  • Violence could scupper KwaZulu-Natal's local government elections if President Nelson Mandela used an existing proclamation to ban Zulu cultural "accoutrements", Inkatha Freedom Party leader

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Zulu nation without their cultural "accoutrements".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Pick up food here for birds, dogs, cats, pot-bellied pigs, ferrets, rabbits and horses - as well as all the "accoutrements" you may need to keep the furries (and featheries) in your family happy and healthy.neptunesrealm. com

    Colorado Springs Independent

  • And speaking of toys of a sexual nature, we also asked what kind of accoutrements we might find in the drawer of your bedside table.

    Portland Mercury

  • The gist of it seemed to be that, like UK garage, which was a more accessible, commercially viable form of jungle, now 10 years on dubstep is being "feminised" or at least afforded the kind of accoutrements - such as pretty synth patterns and vocal melodies from either girls or robo-male voices Auto-Tuned to the point of androgyny - that might draw in listeners otherwise alienated by the music.

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  • They ceased whitening their accoutrements with pipe clay, abandoned the use of hair powder, let their beards grow, and put on unconventional headgear.

    George Washington’s First War

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