yarmulke

noun yar·mul·ke \ ˈyä-mə-kə , ˈyär-mə(l)-kə \

Definition of yarmulke

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

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Origin and Etymology of yarmulke

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

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yarmulke

noun

Definition of yarmulke for English Language Learners

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


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