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

Definition of kufi

: a close-fitting brimless cylindrical or round hat

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Recent Examples on the Web The four-piece collection, with products named for the duo's songs and albums, features packaging with vintage photos of the duo in their famous eightball jackets and kufi caps, setting the retro tone of the products. Marci Robin, Allure, "Hip-Hop Legends Salt-N-Pepa Share the Details of Their New Milani Makeup Collection," 23 Feb. 2020 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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“Kufi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kufi. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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