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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Yiddish יאַרמלקע(yarmlke), from Polish jarmułka (skullcap) or a Ukrainian cognate of the same. Possibly from the Turkish yağmurluk (rainwear), though it could also be from Medieval Latin almutia (hood, cowl). The term has been attested since 1903.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈjɑːməlkə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈjɑ(ɹ)mə(l)kə/
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NounEdit

 
Yarmulkes

yarmulke (plural yarmulkes)

  1. A skullcap worn by religious Jewish males (especially during prayer).
    • 2007, Patricia Cohen, "The Frozen Dozen", New York Times, April 29,
      But once Dr. Levenson, who works for the Indian Health Service and wears a colorful tapestry yarmulke, has alerted the tiny network, it almost seems as if we have stepped into Yiddishland.
    Synonyms: kippah, kappel, skullcap

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ReferencesEdit

  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 10th Edition (1997)
  • yarmulke” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.