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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 capiche
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 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

bubkes

adverb

Absurdly little: That it sold bubkes may say just as much for his laziness and his hubris

noun

Something trivial; nothing; beans: We've gone from bubkes to big deals in a year/ They've waved bye-bye to the likes of Julius Irving and gotten bubkes in return/ paying bupkes for rent

[1940s+; fr Yiddish, ''goat dung,'' fr Russian, ''beans'']


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