kaffiyeh

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noun kaf·fi·yeh \kə-ˈfē-ə\
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Definition of kaffiyeh

  1. :  an Arab headdress consisting of a square of cloth folded to form a triangle and held on by a cord

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Origin and Etymology of kaffiyeh

Arabic kūfīya, kaffīya, from al-Kufa Al-Kufa, town in Iraq


First Known Use: circa 1817


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