Definitions for yarmulkeˈyɑr məl kə, -mə-, ˈyɑ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yar•mul•keˈyɑr məl kə, -mə-, ˈyɑ-(n.)(pl.)-kes.

or yar•mel•ke

  1. a skullcap worn by Jewish Orthodox or Conservative males, esp. during meals, prayer, and religious study.

    Category: Judaism

Origin of yarmulke:

1940–45; < Yiddish yarmlke < Polish jarmułka (earlier jałmurka, jamułka) or Ukrainian yarmúlka < Turkic; cf. Turkish yağmurluk rain apparel =yağmur rain +-luk

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yarmulke, yarmulka, yarmelke(noun)

    a skullcap worn by religious Jews (especially at prayer)

Wiktionary

  1. yarmulke(Noun)

    A skullcap worn by religious Jewish males (especially during prayer).

  2. Origin: From יאַרמלקע, from the jarmułka. This is probably from the yağmurluk. The term is known from 1903.

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