- a close-fitting, cylindrical cap with a tuft or tassel.
Origin of chéchia
1905–10; < French < North African dialectal variant of Arabic shāshīyah, after Shāsh, city in Persia where it was once made
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Examples from the Web for chechia
However, one of them sported a Zouave's chechia, the other an artilleryman's képi.The Golden Triangle
It has, of course, to be admitted that over the preceding three days the chechia had had a pretty rough time.
The camel pitched and rolled like a frigate in a rough sea and the chechia responded to the motion as it had on the Zouave.
And in pronouncing these words the brave Tartarin shook the tassel of his chechia as if it were a mane.