yar·mul·ke also yar·mel·ke (yärməl-kə, yäməl-)
A skullcap worn by Jewish men and boys, especially those adhering to Orthodox or Conservative Judaism. Also called kippah.
[Yiddish, from Polish, yarmułka and Ukrainian yarmulka, from Turkish yaǧmurluk, rain clothing, from yaǧmur, rain, from Old Turkic, from yaǧmaq, to rain.]
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