Definition of yarmulke in English:

Share this entry

yarmulke

Pronunciation: /ˈjɑːmʊlkə/
(also yarmulka)

noun

Image of yarmulke
A skullcap worn in public by Orthodox Jewish men or during prayer by other Jewish men.
Example sentences
  • One could also make a similar argument about religious garb, whether a yarmulke or full dress.
  • A Jewish student wearing a yarmulke at Yale University is attacked by a Palestinian in his dormitory.
  • Equally brilliant was his appearance in a yarmulke at the Wailing Wall.

Origin

Early 20th century: from Yiddish yarmolke.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.