yarmelke


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yar·mul·ke

also yar·mel·ke  (yär′məl-kə, yä′məl-)
n.
A skullcap worn by Jewish men and boys, especially those adhering to Orthodox or Conservative Judaism. Also called kippah.

[Yiddish, from Polish, yarmul̷ka and Ukrainian yarmulka, from Turkish yağmurluk, rain clothing, from yağmur, rain, from Old Turkic, from yağmaq, to rain.]
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Noun1.yarmelke - a skullcap worn by religious Jews (especially at prayer)yarmelke - a skullcap worn by religious Jews (especially at prayer)
skullcap - rounded brimless cap fitting the crown of the head
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Arnold, nee Arnoff, driving up to the chapter lodge on homecoming or a parents' day celebration, the father wearing a yarmelke, the mother a sheitel.