che·​chia | \ (ˈ)shāsh¦yä \
plural -s

Definition of chechia

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

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History and Etymology for chechia

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 22 Feb. 2020.

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