n. Head, little head (informal, diminutive, often in child-directed speech).
"Lay your keppie down and rest a bit."
"Watch your keppy - I'm closing the door."
Languages of Origin
Yiddish קאָפּ kop 'head', diminutive forms קעפּל/קעפּעלע képl/képele; diminutive ending replaced with English diminutive -i
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- South Africa
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
kepi, keppie, keppe
See also keppele.
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