One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A narrow, flat ornamental braid used to trim garments.
cord, cording, braiding, bullion, thread, twine, yarn, tape, binding, rickrack, ribbonView synonyms
- ‘All braids and soutaches are made of pre-shrunk polyester to eliminate bleeding and puckering under normal specified care.’
- ‘Choose from our extensive collection of soutaches, crystal beading, and tassel or silk fringe for the finishing touches.’
- ‘They have been seen both with and without soutaches.’
- ‘These yellow arm-of-service collar patches were briefly worn by infantry in the winter of 1914 / 15, were judged to be too visible and from April 1915, they were replaced by horizon blue patches with the dark blue soutaches and regimental numbers.’
- ‘We can even arrange to have fabric shades hand made to your exact requirements, with trims, soutaches and even made up with your own fabric’
Mid 19th century: from French, from Hungarian sujtás.
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