handkerchief

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hand·ker·chief

noun \ˈhaŋ-kər-chəf, -(ˌ)chif, -ˌchēf\

: a small cloth used for wiping your face, nose, or eyes

plural hand·ker·chiefs also hand·ker·chieves\-chəfs, -(ˌ)chifs, -ˌchēvz, -ˌchēfs, -chəvz, -(ˌ)chivz\

Full Definition of HANDKERCHIEF

1
:  a small usually square piece of cloth used for usually personal purposes (as blowing the nose) or as a clothing accessory
2
:  kerchief 1

Examples of HANDKERCHIEF

  1. <tied a handkerchief around her head and set about cleaning out the dust-covered attic>
  2. <usually dries her hands on her handkerchief when there are no towels available>

First Known Use of HANDKERCHIEF

1530

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