noun kaf·fi·yeh \kə-ˈfē-ə\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of kaffiyeh

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

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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