bandanna

noun
ban·​dan·​na | \ ban-ˈda-nə How to pronounce bandanna (audio) \
variants: or bandana

Definition of bandanna

: a large often colorfully patterned handkerchief

Examples of bandanna in a Sentence

she uses her colorful print bandanna to keep the hair out of her eyes
Recent Examples on the Web On Wednesday morning, Derenda Hancock, a co-founder of We Engage, the nonprofit group that organizes the Pink House Defenders, arrived outside the clinic in a straw hat adorned with a green bandanna. Bracey Harris, NBC News, 7 July 2022 Wearing a red shirt and skirt, a face mask, sunglasses, a bandanna and running shoes, Warren was less than 5 miles from Window Rock. Arlyssa Becenti, The Arizona Republic, 22 June 2022 Randy Houser opted for camouflage pants, a long sleeve black shirt, a navy bandanna tied around his neck, and an army green western hat that seemed to be caught in between Harrison Ford’s Indian Jones and a Stetson. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 12 June 2022 Rayna Toth also picked country, sporting a flannel shirt and a bandanna around her neck. The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 29 May 2022 Sharon, a petite blonde, sported a crimson Trump pompom hat and a flag bandanna. Caitlin L. Chandler, Washington Post, 23 May 2022 Rayna Toth also picked country, sporting a flannel shirt and a bandanna around her neck. The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 29 May 2022 Rayna Toth also picked country, sporting a flannel shirt and a bandanna around her neck. John Woodrow Cox, Anchorage Daily News, 28 May 2022 With her hair pulled up with a red bandanna, a 72-year-old woman carefully shapes round blobs of dough while making arepas, a Venezuelan food staple typically stuffed with cheese, meat, avocado and beans. Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bandanna

1741, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bandanna

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

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15 Jul 2022

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“Bandanna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bandanna. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for bandanna

bandanna

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

Kids Definition of bandanna

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

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