yarmulke

noun
yar·​mul·​ke | \ ˈyä-mə-kə How to pronounce yarmulke (audio) , ˈyär-mə(l)-kə How to pronounce yarmulke (audio) \

Definition of yarmulke

: a skullcap worn especially by Orthodox and Conservative Jewish males in the synagogue and the home

Examples of yarmulke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jones was seated across a mountain of toilet paper from Park, her mask pulled up on her head like a yarmulke. Amy Scattergood, Los Angeles Times, "This couple turned their taqueria into a food bank," 8 May 2020 With masks in short supply around the country, Matthew and Jeremy Jason of Houston, Texas turned to a very unexpected source of inspiration: yarmulkes. Aj Willingham, CNN, "All The Good Stuff that happened this week," 2 May 2020 Orthodox Jews in the military were allowed to retain their yarmulkes and beards. Joseph Berger, New York Times, "Marvin Schick, Advocate for the Orthodox Community, Dies at 85," 1 May 2020 My artwork was orderly and meticulous—all figures colored inside the lines, yarmulke neatly trimmed with lace. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, "In The Midst of a Global Crisis, Passover Means More to Me Than Ever Before," 3 Apr. 2020 At every city commission meeting, Israel, his hair growing white under his yarmulke, made the same point. 1843, "Confederacy in the ’hood," 2 Apr. 2020 Riffle’s threats against Hochheiser, who is Jewish and wears a yarmulke, included anti-Semitic language, prosecutors said. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Cleveland man who threatened prosecutor, judge gets probation," 16 Dec. 2019 The night before the team’s championship parade, the province of Quebec passed a controversial law banning public-sector employees from wearing religious symbols such as hijabs, turbans or yarmulkes on the job. Washington Post, "In a changing Canada, Don Cherry’s firing is front-page news and a Rorschach test," 12 Nov. 2019 Riffle’s threats against Hochheiser, who is Jewish and wears a yarmulke, included anti-Semitic language, prosecutors said. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Cleveland man who threatened prosecutor, judge gets probation," 16 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of yarmulke

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yarmulke

Yiddish yarmlke, from Polish jarmułka & Ukrainian yarmulka skullcap, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish yağmurluk rainwear

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The first known use of yarmulke was in 1903

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“Yarmulke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yarmulke. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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yarmulke

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English Language Learners Definition of yarmulke

: a small round cap that is worn by some Jewish men

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