bandanna

noun ban·dan·na \ ban-ˈda-nə \
variants: or bandana
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of bandanna

: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

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Origin and Etymology of bandanna

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

bandanna Synonyms

Synonyms
babushka, do-rag, handkerchief, kerchief, madras, mantilla
Related Words
shawl; hankie (or hanky)

BANDANNA Defined for English Language Learners

bandanna

noun

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

noun ban·dan·na
variants: or bandana \ban-ˈda-nə\

Definition of bandanna for Students

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


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