plural -s
: a cylindrical brimless cap of Arab origin often having a tassel on the crown

Word History


borrowed from French chéchia, borrowed from North African Arabic shāshiyya, derivative of Shāsh, Arabic name of Tashkent in Central Asia where skullcaps were manufactured

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“Chechia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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