Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See calpac.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Nearly all the men wore the kalpak and climbed giant trees in nothing more hi-tech than wellington boots to shake down the nuts.

    Wildwood

  • Everywhere women were hard at work, hanging out washing, harvesting, shelling walnuts, building hayricks or even making mud bricks to bake in the sun while the men stood about chatting languidly in every village or squatted together at the roadside wearing their traditional tall Kyrgyz hats of embroidered felt, the ak kalpak, or the ornate pillbox hats of the Uzbeks.

    Wildwood

  • He got up and stood very politely in front of Gloria Vanderman, removing his cossack kalpak for the first time and holding it with a peculiar suggestion of humility.

    The Eye of Zeitoon

  • He was wearing a kalpak -- the head-gear of the cossack, which would make a high priest look outlawed, and a shaggy goat-skin coat that had seen more than one campaign.

    The Eye of Zeitoon

  • He got up and stood very politely in front of Gloria Vanderman, removing his cossack kalpak for the first time and holding it with

    The Eye of Zeitoon

  • Though it is essentially an Aryan language like our own, and contains only a slight intermixture of Tartar words, -- such as bashlyk (a hood), kalpak

    Russia

  • He tore the embroidered coat from his body, and replaced it by his own, and, together with the kalpak, which Benedetto had thrown aside, completed his toilet.

    The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I

  • Benedetto wore the uniform of an Austrian officer, a kalpak was strapped over his forehead and his coat bedecked with costly gold lace.

    The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I

  • At our last dinner at Zakir’s home, I had received from him a magnificent Tajik knife in a sheath, its handle inlaid with mother-of-pearl, and, from Gena, a beautiful kalpak and a walnut bowl filled with herbshypericum and oregano.

    Wildwood

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  • Thanks rt.

    May 14, 2008

  • The definition I read said it derives from Turkish and that it's sometimes spelled calpac or calpack. :-)

    May 14, 2008

  • The language of freerice.com.

    May 14, 2008

  • What language?

    May 14, 2008

  • Especially if worn on one's head. ;-)

    May 14, 2008

  • Hakapik makes me think of Hookahpik -- and that make me laugh! Can you imagine how much more popular the Waterpik could have been...?

    May 14, 2008

  • For some reason I confuse this with hakapik.

    May 14, 2008

  • Sounds like a diet aide.

    May 13, 2008

  • Really? *adds to "hats" list*

    May 13, 2008

  • "a sheepskin cap." Who knew?

    May 13, 2008