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kepi

Syllabification: kep·i
Pronunciation: /ˈkāpē, ˈkepē
 
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Definition of kepi in English:

noun (plural kepis)

A French military cap with a flat top and horizontal brim.
Example sentences
  • Mackenzie stares out of his portrait beneath a military kepi and above a flourishing hedgerow of beard, a hybrid of fiery Highland chieftain and determined Victorian philanthropist.
  • All that was missing were legionnaires in blue tunics and white kepis, with blancoed webbing straps attaching grey army blankets to their backs as they drilled under the Saharan sun.
  • He furnished his security guards with French-style uniforms complete with capes and kepis.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French képi, from Swiss German Käppi, diminutive of Kappe 'cap'.

Words that rhyme with kepi

crêpey, scrapie

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