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kepi

[key-pee, kep-ee] /ˈkeɪ pi, ˈkɛp i/
noun, plural kepis.
1.
a French military cap with a flat circular top and a nearly horizontal visor.
Origin
Swiss German
1860-1865
1860-65; < French képi < Swiss German Käppi (Kapp(e) cap + -i diminutive suffix)
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kepi

/ˈkeɪpiː/
noun (pl) kepis
1.
a military cap with a circular top and a horizontal peak
Word Origin
C19: from French képi, from German (Swiss dialect) käppi a little cap, from kappecap
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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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