How is Yom Kippur Pronounced?

When I was in high school in the early 1970's, a Jewish kid in our class told me that the correct pronunciation is "yom kipper."  He said that calling it "yom ki-POOR" would make me sound like an ignorant Baptist hillbilly.

Well, I certainly do not want to sound like an ignorant hillbilly, I have been saying "yom kipper" ever since, but people have told me it is "yom ki-POOR" so which is it?

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