- an Arab headdress for men; made from a diagonally folded square of cloth held in place by an agal wound around the head.
Also ku·fi·yeh, kuf·fi·eh.
Origin of kaffiyeh
< Arabic kaffīyah, variant of kuffīyeh
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Kaffiyeh, kaf′i-ye, n. a small shawl worn about the head in Syria.
- a variant of keffiyeh