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Definition of "yarmulke" []

  • A skullcap worn by Jewish men and boys, especially those adhering to Orthodox or Conservative Judaism. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "yarmulke" in a sentence
  • "Leo Rosten claims that the word "yarmulke" comes from the Tatar word for skullcap."
  • "He always wore a kipa -- that is Hebrew; the Yiddish word is "yarmulke" -- the traditional Jewish head covering."
  • "“Adam Beckerman,” Lord Havelock called, and a fair amount of boys nudged one another and whispered as Adam stepped forward with his chin held high and his small circular hat he’d told Henry on the train that this was called a yarmulke clearly visible."
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