Yarmulke meaning

yär'məl-kə, yä'məl-
A skullcap worn by Jewish men and boys, especially those adhering to Orthodox or Conservative Judaism.
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A traditional skullcap worn by Orthodox Jewish men and boys: often Conservative and sometimes Reform Jewish males wear it at worship.
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A skullcap worn by religious Jewish males (especially during prayer).
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Origin of yarmulke

  • Yiddish from Polish Ukrainian yarmulka possibly from Turkish yağmurluk rain clothing from yağmur rain
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from Yiddish יאַרמלקע (yarmlke), from Polish jarmuÅ‚ka (“skullcap") or a Ukrainian cognate of the same. This is probably from the Turkish yaÄŸmurluk (“rainwear"), though it could also be from Medieval Latin almutia (“hood, cowl"). The term has been attested since 1903.
    From Wiktionary