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1.
kapish is formally spelled as capisce (pronounced as cah-peesh) which is derived from the italian word capire "to understand" and from latin capere "to grasp or to seize".

it is now used in american slang to say "got it" or "understand."

common alternative spellings you might encounter are capice, capicé, capiche, capeesh, capisch, capishe and coppish.

teacher: everyone shut up otherwise you will all be in detention, kapish?

by gothiqa January 04, 2009
 
2.
term used at the end of a sentence that says, "ya feel me?" "ya get what im sayin?" "ya smell me?" "do you understand the extent of what i have just told you?"

Also used to ask the person being spoken to whether he or she would like to add to the statement.
Dont bother me again, kapish?

Im going to the store, kapish?
- yeah, pick me up some coke.
by Elaine April 16, 2005