handkerchief


handkerchief

noun

Definition of HANDKERCHIEF

1
a scarf worn on the head <tied a handkerchief around her head and set about cleaning out the dust-covered attic>
Related Words shawl; hankie (or hanky)
2
a small, often square piece of material that is used for personal hygiene purposes <usually dries her hands on her handkerchief when there are no towels available>
Related Words napkin, serviette [chiefly British], tissue, towel; bandanna (or bandana)

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