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capeesh

[kuh-peesh] /kəˈpiʃ/
interjection, Slang.
1.
Do you understand?
2.
I understand.
Also, capiche, capisce.
Origin
< Italian capisce, third person singular present tense of capire 'to understand'
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Contemporary definitions for capeesh
interjection

do you understand?

Examples

I will call you when dinner is ready. Capeesh?

Word Origin

Italian capisce 'understand'

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Word Origin and History for capeesh

variant spelling of capiche (q.v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for capeesh

capeesh

question

Do you understand?: All right, class, that's all there is to it. Capeesh?/I owe it all to you. Strip Dealers School, capiche?/Sam fixed me with a pair of very cold eyes. ''Capish?'' he said

affirmation

I understand: Ten tonight? Capeesh.

[1940s+; fr Italian capisci, ''Do you understand?'']


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