Share this entry
yarmulke Syllabification: yar·mul·ke
Pronunciation: /ˈyämə(l)kə/
(also yarmulka)

Definition of yarmulke in English:


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.


Early 20th century: from Yiddish yarmolke.

Words that rhyme with yarmulke

Junker • onlooker
Definition of yarmulke in:
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.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources