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shapka Syllabification: shap·ka
Pronunciation: /ˈSHäpkə/

Definition of shapka in English:


A brimless Russian hat of fur or sheepskin.
Example sentences
  • People roamed the city, adorned in wool overcoats and shapkas ranging in color from brown to black.
  • Fur shapkas, the classic winter headgear, cost from $15 for lowly rabbit to over $200 for fox.
  • The oddest thing about the shapkas is that I have never seen one with the ear flaps down.


1940s: Russian, literally 'hat'.

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