Definition of capeesh in English:

capeesh

(also capiche, capisce)

exclamation

informalUS
  • Do you understand?

    ‘Upstairs is off limits. Capeesh?’
    • ‘The New York Post's Andy Bruckman has an interesting theory about the last episode of The Sopranos, one that involves our favorite Associate-wannabe-screenwriter, and some concrete footwear, capeesh?’
    • ‘So, you're my replacement and you get my code number, capeesh?’
    • ‘You will get together with us all at our usual place, seven-thirty on the nineteenth, capeesh?’
    • ‘And… no they don't speak Spanish; they do in fact speak Portuguese… and no that isn't the same as Spanish it's actually very different, capeesh?’

Origin

Early 20th century from Italian capisce third person singular present tense of capire ‘understand’.

Pronunciation

capeesh

/kəˈpiːʃ/