bandanna

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noun ban·dan·na \ban-ˈda-nə\

Definition of bandanna

  1. :  a large often colorfully patterned handkerchief

Examples of bandanna in a sentence

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

Variants of bandanna

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bandana

Origin and Etymology of bandanna

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


First Known Use: 1741


BANDANNA Defined for English Language Learners

bandanna

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noun ban·dan·na \ban-ˈda-nə\

Definition of bandanna for English Language Learners

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


BANDANNA Defined for Kids

bandanna

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noun ban·dan·na \ban-ˈda-nə\

Definition of bandanna for Students

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

Variants of bandanna

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bandana

\ban-ˈda-nə\


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