Definition of soutache in English:



  • A narrow, flat ornamental braid used to trim garments.

    • ‘Choose from our extensive collection of soutaches, crystal beading, and tassel or silk fringe for the finishing touches.’
    • ‘All braids and soutaches are made of pre-shrunk polyester to eliminate bleeding and puckering under normal specified care.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They have been seen both with and without soutaches.’
    • ‘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’
    cord, cording, braiding, bullion, thread, twine, yarn, tape, binding, rickrack, ribbon
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Mid 19th century: from French, from Hungarian sujtás.