[Ads-l] attila, n.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 22 16:53:21 UTC 2023

Not in OED. We've all seen these in movies.

1853 _United Service Magazine_ (June) 185: [Prussian] officers in undress
wear a lightly braided "attila" (or tunic).

1918 _Infantry Journal_ (Sept.) 196: Attila. Jacket of [German] hussars.

1974 Company of Military Historians _Military Uniforms in America: The
Civil War Period_ (Presidio Press) 139: ATTILA. A single-breasted,
hip-length braided coat.

2000 Stephen Bull_World War One German Army_ (London: Brassey's) 11: The
basic short jacket of the other ranks of the [Imperial German] hussars was
the "Attila," decorated with five rows of white or yellow frogging to the
front and a line of lace extending down the back on either side.


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