Adjective "kepi" definition and examples

(Kepi may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkeɪpi//ˈkɛpi/

Definitions and examples

noun

A French military cap with a horizontal peak.
  1. 'He furnished his security guards with French-style uniforms complete with capes and kepis.'
  2. 'Mackenzie stares out of his portrait beneath a military kepi and above a flourishing hedgerow of beard, a hybrid of fiery Highland chieftain and determined Victorian philanthropist.'
  3. 'He rose and placed his kepi on his head before striding out into the middle of the parade ground.'

More definitions

1. a French military cap with a flat circular top and a nearly horizontal visor.

More examples(as adjective)

"hats can be kepi."

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French képi, from Swiss German Käppi, diminutive of Kappe ‘cap’.