An older bro wore a red bow tie and a yarmulke emblazoned with the “TEAM MITCH” logo as he stared down at his smartphone intently.
Minutes before the panel got underway, an organizer scurried over to the special “reserved” pews, yarmulke in hand.
A psychiatric resident came in to speak with Dianne and the husband saw he was wearing a yarmulke.
If they were meaningful, we might have realized it before—surely one of these kids wore a cross, or a yarmulke, or a hijab?
Instead, Mr. Obama himself led the seder, posing for photographs at the head of the table, wearing a yarmulke.
Later, in French, he explains that he prefers to keep his yarmulke hidden.
A kippa is a headcovering, a yarmulke, which in my case covers a bald dome.
1903, from Yiddish yarmulke, from Polish jarmułka, originally "a skullcap worn by priests," perhaps ultimately from Medieval Latin almutia "cowl, hood."