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n. pl. ku·fis
1. Any of various styles of brimless hats and caps traditionally worn by Muslim men, especially a crocheted or knit skullcap.
2. A brimless cylindrical hat traditionally worn by West African men.

[Ultimately from Arabic kūfīya, keffiyeh; see keffiyeh.]
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1. (Clothing & Fashion) a rounded brimless cap for men, esp men of African descent, made of cloth or knitted
2. (Clothing & Fashion) Islam a keffiyeh, a similar head covering worn by Muslim men
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