skullcap

noun
skull·​cap | \ˈskəl-ˌkap \

Definition of skullcap 

1 : a close-fitting cap especially : a light brimless cap for indoor wear

2 : any of various mints (genus Scutellaria) having a bell-shaped calyx that when inverted resembles a helmet

3 : the upper portion of the skull : calvarium

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The audience was made up mostly of skullcap-wearing Jews and Republican-leaning evangelical Christians who hardly share the values or politics of Israel’s secular majority, let alone the liberal-leaning Jewish diaspora. Washington Post, "Israel at 70: Contrasting images of victory and violence," 15 May 2018 BERLIN – Germans of various faiths donned Jewish skullcaps and took to the streets Wednesday in several cities to protest an anti-Semitic attack in Berlin and express fears about growing hatred of Jews in the country. Fox News, "Germans of all faiths don Jewish kippah to protest against anti-Semitism," 25 Apr. 2018 No more undertakers in black suits clutching handkerchiefs, old buddies weeping in corners, telling off-color stories, nipping shots, no more covered mirrors, black dresses, skullcaps and crucifixes. Edward Hirsch, The New Yorker, "My Friends Don’t Get Buried," 16 June 2018 The daytime assault was one in a string of anti-Semitic incidents, and prompted Germans of various faiths to take to the streets of Berlin wearing skullcaps in an expression of solidarity with Jewish residents and to condemn the attacks. Washington Post, "Germany: Syrian teen admits assault on man wearing skullcap," 19 June 2018 The daytime assault was one in a string of anti-Semitic incidents, and prompted Germans of various faiths to take to the streets of Berlin wearing skullcaps in an expression of solidarity with Jewish residents and to condemn the attacks. Miriam Karout, Fox News, "Germany: Syrian teen admits assault on man wearing skullcap," 19 June 2018 The proceeds of the kippahs (Hebrew word for skullcap; referred to in Yiddish as yarmulke), benefit the construction of Chabad at Midtown's new Chabad Jewish Center which will be located in the Midtown Miami, Wynwood Art District and Edgewater area. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Pop artist, Chabad partner for kippahs project," 29 June 2018 In April a Syrian migrant attacked an Israeli man wearing a skullcap in Berlin. Masada Siegel, WSJ, "A Syrian Ends Up at a Seder," 25 June 2018 Some were rabbis and imams, others included women in headscarves and Jewish community members donning skullcaps from Berlin and beyond who shared the bikes on a tour through the city. Fox News, "Jews, Muslims in Berlin team up on bike rides against hatred," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of skullcap

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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skullcap

noun

English Language Learners Definition of skullcap

: a small, round cap that fits on top of the head and that is worn especially by Jewish men and Catholic clergymen

: a tight-fitting cap that is made of material that stretches

skullcap

noun
skull·​cap | \ˈskəl-ˌkap \

Medical Definition of skullcap 

: the upper portion of the skull : calvarium

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