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chéchia

[sheysh-yah] /ˈʃeɪʃ yɑ/
noun
1.
a close-fitting, cylindrical cap with a tuft or tassel.
Origin of chéchia
North African dialectal variant of Arabic
1905-1910
1905-10; < French < North African dialectal variant of Arabic shāshīyah, after Shāsh, city in Persia where it was once made
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  • However, one of them sported a Zouave's chechia, the other an artilleryman's képi.

    The Golden Triangle Maurice Leblanc
  • It has, of course, to be admitted that over the preceding three days the chechia had had a pretty rough time.

    Tartarin de Tarascon Alphonse Daudet
  • 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.

    Tartarin de Tarascon Alphonse Daudet
  • And in pronouncing these words the brave Tartarin shook the tassel of his chechia as if it were a mane.

    Tartarin de Tarascon Alphonse Daudet

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