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yarmulke

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noun yar·mul·ke \ˈyä-mə-kə, ˈyär-mə(l)-kə\

Simple Definition of yarmulke

  • : a small round cap that is worn by some Jewish men

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of yarmulke

  1. :  a skullcap worn especially by Orthodox and Conservative Jewish males in the synagogue and the home

Origin and Etymology of yarmulke

Yiddish yarmlke, from Polish jarmułka & Ukrainian yarmulka skullcap, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish yağmurluk rainwear


First Known Use: 1903

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