kapote

Pronunciations

Kapote (kah-PO-tah) listen

Definitions

  • n. Long black coat worn by Hasidic men.

Example Sentences

  • קאַפּאָטע kapóte

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Who Uses This

  • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

  • North America
  • Great Britain
  • South Africa
  • Australia / New Zealand

Dictionaries

  • None

Alternative Spellings

kapota, capote, capota

Notes

  • also known as bekishe (בעקעשע, long jacket), reckel (רעקל, coat)

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