a traditional skullcap worn by Orthodox Jewish men and boys: often Conservative and sometimes Reform Jewish males wear it at worship
also sp. yar′melke
Origin of yarmulkeeastern; English Yiddish yarmulke ; from Polish jarmu?ka, 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.