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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
kepi \kep"i\, n. [F. k['e]pi, of G. origin.] A military cap having a close-fitting band, a round flat top sloping toward the front, and a visor. As originally worn by the French in Algeria about 1830 it was tall and stiff with a straight visor. It is now lower, has a curved visor, and is frequently soft. Syn: peaked cap, service cap, yachting cap. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]