Origin of chéchia
Examples from the Web for chechia
However, one of them sported a Zouave's chechia, the other an artilleryman's képi.The Golden Triangle|Maurice Leblanc
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.
It has, of course, to be admitted that over the preceding three days the chechia had had a pretty rough time.
And in pronouncing these words the brave Tartarin shook the tassel of his chechia as if it were a mane.