noun ban·dan·na \ban-ˈda-nə\

: a square piece of cloth that is used as a head covering or worn around the neck

Full Definition of BANDANNA

:  a large often colorfully patterned handkerchief

Variants of BANDANNA

ban·dan·na or ban·dana \ban-ˈda-nə\

Examples of BANDANNA

  1. <she uses her colorful print bandanna to keep the hair out of her eyes>

Origin of BANDANNA

Hindi bāṅdhnū & Urdu bāndhnū tie-dyeing, cloth so dyed, ultimately from Sanskrit badhnāti he ties — more at bind
First Known Use: 1741

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BANDANA Defined for Kids


noun ban·dan·na \ban-ˈda-nə\

Definition of BANDANNA for Kids

:  a large handkerchief usually with a colorful design printed on it

Variants of BANDANNA

ban·dan·na or ban·dana \ban-ˈda-nə\


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