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or cal·pack

  1. a large black cap of sheepskin or other heavy material, worn by Armenians, Turks, etc.
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Origin of calpac

First recorded in 1805–15, calpac is from the Turkish word kalpak
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Historical Examples of calpac

  • 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


calpack or kalpak

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

C16: from Turkish kalpāk
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