kippah

noun
kip·​pah | \ ˈkē-pə How to pronounce kippah (audio) \
variants: or kippa
plural kippahs or kippas or kippot\ ˌkē-​ˈpōt How to pronounce kippah (audio) \

Definition of kippah

: yarmulke Goldberg attends a Conservative synagogue and one of her three children wears a kippah.— Molly Boigon

First Known Use of kippah

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kippah

borrowed from Mishnaic Hebrew kippāh "arch, dome, yarmulke"

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“Kippah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kippah. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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