1 definition by gothiqa

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
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