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  • n. A type of brimless, rounded cap worn by people of African descent


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  • He wore his "kufi" -- a rounded cap popular with some African American Muslims -- on base and came to like being a "cultural translator" for both sides.

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  • Montgomery, who considers himself an Orthodox Muslim, said his kufi is a constant reminder of his devotion to his religion.

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  • The court ruled that no discrimination occurred because Mohammed kept wearing the black skullcap known as a kufi and "pilgrimage ring" despite the principal's order to stop in 1998. - Local News

  • Mothers tsk-tsked in disapproval when they saw Tariq toss his kufi skullcap out the window of his car.

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  • MARTIN: You could've made it, you know, the Cosbys in a kufi or something.

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  • And I refused to wear a kufi in the scene where I beat the man because I refused to do violence as representative of a certain faith, which would've been indicated by his wearing of the kufi.

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  • Mr. Smith: (As Hassan) Go get your kufi and put it on your head.

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  • The Republican right wing wants to dress Barack Obama as a socialist terrorist, putting on him a large black beard, a kufi hat and abaya robe.

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  • A smaller, older man with a mustache and a kufi hat, Dr. Jeffries was famously demoted from his chairmanship of the CUNY black-studies department.

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