One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A skullcap worn by Orthodox male Jews.
- ‘It has also become custom to wear kippahs or yarmulkes of certain colours, sizes and materials as a sign of allegiance to a certain group.’
- ‘Once upon a time, it was common to see nonreligious male Jewish instructors wearing the kippa at work.’
- ‘Meir Tulkoff, however, wears a gray suit, revealing the tzitzit, or fringes, worn by Orthodox Jews, and a black kippa under a black hat.’
- ‘It is then that he officially begins his Torah education, and starts to wear a kippah and tzitzit.’
- ‘He was feeling proud of being Jewish and he started to wear a kippah every day.’
From modern Hebrew kippāh.
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