Definition of kippa in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɪˈpɑː/
(also kipa, kipah, or kippah)


A skullcap worn by Orthodox male Jews.
Example sentences
  • Meir Tulkoff, however, wears a gray suit, revealing the tzitzit, or fringes, worn by Orthodox Jews, and a black kippa under a black hat.
  • Once upon a time, it was common to see nonreligious male Jewish instructors wearing the kippa at work.
  • It is then that he officially begins his Torah education, and starts to wear a kippah and tzitzit.


From modern Hebrew kippāh.

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