Definition of kaffiyeh
: an Arab headdress consisting of a square of cloth folded to form a triangle and held on by a cord
Recent Examples of kaffiyeh from the Web
If a white man wearing a kaffiyeh displays cultural appropriation, what about an Arab wearing a suit?
His bloody kaffiyeh still lay in the gutter outside.
At least 60 extras dressed in hijabs, kaffiyehs and polyester-wool blend slacks were herded onto the set to simulate an average shopping day.
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Origin and Etymology of kaffiyeh
Arabic kūfīya, kaffīya, from al-Kufa Al-Kufa, town in Iraq
First Known Use: circa 1817See Words from the same year
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