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 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 Former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind said the victim had been wearing a black yarmulke and checking his cellphone when the attack unfolded blocks away from Grand Central Terminal. Fox News, "NYPD investigating 6th anti-Semitic attack in less than 4 days: 'Enough is enough'," 27 Dec. 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 In addition to twice finding a cross on his desk, the weatherman once found a Jewish head-covering known as a yarmulke on his desk. Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former TV weather anchor Scott Steele charges WTMJ with anti-Semitism in federal lawsuit," 23 Dec. 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 Outfitted with specialized sensors that resemble lumpy metal yarmulkes with antennae, these pinnipeds are collecting data that’s helping researchers track how heat moves through ocean currents. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Seals with High-Tech Hats Are Collecting Climate Data in the Antarctic," 6 Dec. 2019 Riffle’s threats against Hochheiser, who is Jewish and wears a yarmulke, included anti-Semitic language, prosecutors said. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Cleveland man used anti-Semitic language in threats against prosecutor, judge in marijuana-growing case, prosecutors say," 21 Nov. 2019 If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house. Seth Mandel, Twin Cities, "Seth Mandel: Al Sharpton is not a lifelong fighter for justice," 2 Aug. 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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25 Jan 2020

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“Yarmulke.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yarmulke. Accessed 28 January 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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