kufi

noun
ku·​fi | \ ˈkü-fē How to pronounce kufi (audio) \

Definition of kufi

: a close-fitting brimless cylindrical or round hat

Examples of kufi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, for example, hijabs and kufi caps were added to The Sims 4. Washington Post, "How The Sims navigated 20 years of change to become one of the most successful franchises ever," 4 Feb. 2020 Maya Cooper was dressed in raspberry tights, gold chains and a blue kufi, a tableau that looked vaguely like vintage MC Hammer. Laura M. Holson, New York Times, "Hey, ‘Budtender’: Los Angeles’s Power Brokers of Pot Crank Up the Kook," 9 Dec. 2017 And 2016 was doubly exciting as Queen Bey, her mother Tina Knowles Lawson and Blue wore varsity jackets and kente kufi hats for a Salt-N-Pepa-themed look. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "Beyoncé and JAY-Z Transform into Lil’ Kim and Notorious BIG for Halloween," 31 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of kufi

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kufi

ultimately from Arabic kūfīya kaffiyeh

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Last Updated

8 Feb 2020

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“Kufi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kufi. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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