Definitions for kepiˈkeɪ pi, ˈkɛp i
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kep•iˈkeɪ pi, ˈkɛp i(n.)(pl.)kep•is.
a French military cap with a circular, flat-topped crown and a nearly horizontal visor.
Origin of kepi:
1860–65; < F képi < SwissG Kӓppi (Kapp(e)cap1+-i dim. suffix)
kepi, peaked cap, service cap, yachting cap(noun)
a cap with a flat circular top and a visor
A cap with a flat circular top and a visor, particularly associated with French uniforms.
Origin: From képi, from Swiss Käppi, diminutive of Kappe, from kappe, from kappa, from cappa. Akin to English cap.
The kepi is a cap with a flat circular top and a visor or peak. Etymologically, the term is a loanword of the French képi, itself a respelled version of the Alemannic Käppi: a diminutive form of Kappe, meaning "cap". In Europe, this headdress is most commonly associated with French military and police uniforms. In North America, it is usually associated with the United States Civil War, as it was worn by soldiers on both sides of the conflict.
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