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yarmulke

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From Yiddish יאַרמלקע (yarmlke), from the [[w:Template:lang:pl language|Template:lang:pl]][[Category:Template:lang:pl derivations]] jarmułka (skullcap). This is probably from the Turkish yağmurluk (rainwear). The term is known from 1903.

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Noun

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yarmulke

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Yarmulkes
  1. A skullcap worn by religious Jewish males (especially during prayer).
    • 2007, Patricia Cohen, "The Frozen Dozen", New York Times, April 29,
      But once Dr. Levenson, who works for the Indian Health Service and wears a colorful tapestry yarmulke, has alerted the tiny network, it almost seems as if we have stepped into Yiddishland.

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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 10th Edition (1997)
Dictionary.com definition of yarmulke

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