noun yar·mul·ke \ˈyä-mə-kə, ˈyär-mə(l)-kə\

: a small round cap that is worn by some Jewish men

Full Definition of YARMULKE

:  a skullcap worn especially by Orthodox and Conservative Jewish males in the synagogue and the home

Origin of YARMULKE

Yiddish yarmlke, from Polish jarmułka & Ukrainian yarmulka skullcap, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish yağmurluk rainwear
First Known Use: 1903

Other Jewish Religion Terms

Talmud, Zion, challah, dybbuk, kosher, tabernacle, tetragrammaton


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