Definition of capeesh in English:

capeesh

(also capisce, capiche)

exclamation

US
informal
  • Do you understand?

    ‘Upstairs is off limits. Capeesh?’
    • ‘So, you're my replacement and you get my code number, capeesh?’
    • ‘You will get together with us all at our usual place, seven-thirty on the nineteenth, capeesh?’
    • ‘The New York Post's Andy Bruckman has an interesting theory about the last episode of The Sopranos, one that involves our favorite Associate-wannabe-screenwriter, and some concrete footwear, capeesh?’
    • ‘And… no they don't speak Spanish; they do in fact speak Portuguese… and no that isn't the same as Spanish it's actually very different, capeesh?’

Origin

Early 20th century: from Italian capisce third person singular present tense of capire ‘understand’.

Pronunciation

capeesh

/kəˈpēSH/