a skullcap variously worn by Jewish men and boys, esp. when at prayer or study, at meals, etc.
Origin of yarmulkeeastern; English Yiddish yarmulke ; from Polish jarmułka, origin, originally , a skullcap worn as by priests ; from earlier ja murka, ultimately ; from Medieval Latin almutia, cowl, hood
A skullcap worn by Jewish men and boys, especially those adhering to Orthodox or Conservative Judaism. Also called kippah.
Origin of yarmulkeYiddish, from Polish and Ukrainian yarmulka, possibly from Turkish yağmurluk, rain clothing, from yağmur, rain.