[key-pee, kep-ee] /ˈkeɪ pi, ˈkɛp i/

noun, plural kepis.
a French military cap with a flat circular top and a nearly horizontal visor.
noun (pl) kepis
a military cap with a circular top and a horizontal peak

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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