Definitions for yarmulkeˈyɑr məl kə, -mə-, ˈyɑ-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
yar•mul•keˈyɑr məl kə, -mə-, ˈyɑ-(n.)(pl.)-kes.
a skullcap worn by Jewish Orthodox or Conservative males, esp. during meals, prayer, and religious study.
Origin of yarmulke:
1940–45; < Yiddish yarmlke < Polish jarmułka (earlier jałmurka, jamułka) or Ukrainian yarmúlka < Turkic; cf. Turkish yağmurluk rain apparel =yağmur rain +-luk
yarmulke, yarmulka, yarmelke(noun)
a skullcap worn by religious Jews (especially at prayer)
A skullcap worn by religious Jewish males (especially during prayer).
Origin: From יאַרמלקע, from the jarmułka. This is probably from the yağmurluk. The term is known from 1903.