HANDKERCHIEF

handkerchief, hankie, hanky, hankey

(noun) a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

handkerchief (plural handkerchiefs or handkerchieves)

A piece of cloth, usually square and often fine and elegant, carried for wiping the face, eyes, nose or hands.

A piece of cloth shaped like a handkerchief to be worn about the neck; a neckerchief or neckcloth.

Synonyms

• hanky

• pocket handkerchief

Source: Wiktionary


Hand"ker*chief (hân"ker*chîf; 277), n. Etym: [Hand + kerchief.]

1. A piece of cloth, usually square and often fine and elegant, carried for wiping the face or hands.

2. A piece of cloth shaped like a handkerchief to be worn about the neck; a neckerchief; a neckcloth.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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