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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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Word Origin and History for capiche

1940s slang, from Italian capisci? "do you understand?" from capire "to understand," from Latin capere "seize, grasp, take" (see capable). Also spelled coppish, kabish, capeesh, etc.

capeesh

variant spelling of capiche (q.v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for capiche

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?'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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