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calpac

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[kal-pak]
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noun
  1. a large black cap of sheepskin or other heavy material, worn by Armenians, Turks, etc.

Origin of calpac

First recorded in 1805–15, calpac is from the Turkish word kalpak
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Examples from the Web for calpac

Historical Examples

  • The calpac is the solid cap or centre part of the head-dress; the shawl is wound round it, and forms the turban.

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  • The calpac of the Greek differs from that of the Armenian, by having a hole at the top, out of which peeps a bit of red cloth.


British Dictionary definitions for calpac

calpac

calpack or kalpak

noun
  1. a large black brimless hat made of sheepskin or felt, worn by men in parts of the Near East

Word Origin

C16: from Turkish kalpāk
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