kepi

[ key-pee, kep-ee ]
/ ˈkeɪ pi, ˈkɛp i /

noun, plural kep·is.

a French military cap with a flat circular top and a nearly horizontal visor.

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Origin of kepi

1860–65; < French képi < Swiss German Käppi (Kapp(e) cap1 + -i diminutive suffix)

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British Dictionary definitions for kepi

kepi

/ (ˈkeɪpiː) /

noun plural kepis

a military cap with a circular top and a horizontal peak

Word Origin for kepi

C19: from French képi, from German (Swiss dialect) käppi a little cap, from kappe cap

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Word Origin and History for kepi

kepi

n.

soldier's peaked cap, 1861, from French képi, from German Swiss käppi, diminutive of German Kappe "a cap," from Late Latin cappa "hood, cap" (see cap).

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