kepi

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

Definition of kepi

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

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kepi. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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