ke·​pi | \ ˈkā-pē How to pronounce kepi (audio) , ˈke- \
variants: or less commonly képi \ ˈkā-​pē How to pronounce kepi (audio) \

Definition of kepi

: a military cap with a round flat top usually sloping toward the front and a visor

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Recent Examples on the Web Gendarmes walk the streets wearing kepi hats; the supermarkets sell vacherin and fond de veau. Kate Holstein, Condé Nast Traveler, "Falling in Love With St. Barts All Over Again," 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of kepi

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kepi

French képi, from German dialect (Switzerland) käppi cap

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“Kepi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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