Definition of yarmulke
: a skullcap worn especially by Orthodox and Conservative Jewish males in the synagogue and the home
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Last month, President Trump, wearing a black yarmulke, became the first U.S. president to visit the Wall.
Donald Trump, who became the first U.S. president to visit the wall while in office, donned a yarmulke — a skullcap — which is customary; the site keeps stacks of them for visitors to wear.
The new image shows Trump standing alone, wearing a traditional yarmulke, with his right hand placed on the Western Wall, before tucking a note between the cracks.
Trump, wearing a yarmulke, placed his right hand on the wall and swayed slightly back and forth with his eyes closed.
Le Pen promised to turn back the forces of multiculturalism, extend a ban the Islamic headscarf (along with other overt symbols of religion, including yarmulkes) in public, and reduce immigration by 80 percent to just 10,000.
The unanimous vote Thursday by international basketball’s governing body, known as FIBA, allows female players to wear hijabs and male players to wear turbans and yarmulkes following a ban initially imposed for safety reasons 20 years ago.
Now FIBA’s congress will vote to approve eliminating a longstanding ban on religious headgear in competition, clearing the way for athletes to wear hijabs, turbans and yarmulkes on the court starting in October.
Putting on a uniform included pulling a helmet over a yarmulke and strapping padding over a white, tasseled religious shawl, known as a tallit.
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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
First Known Use: 1903See Words from the same year
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Definition of yarmulke for English Language Learners
: a small round cap that is worn by some Jewish men
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