less common spelling of kaffiyeh

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

Examples of keffiyeh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some members of the graduating class showed support for Palestinians in Gaza by tying keffiyeh scarves around their shoulders on top of their black graduation robes. Bill Barrow, Chicago Tribune, 19 May 2024 In Tuesday night’s first semi-final, Eric Saade, Sweden’s 2011 Eurovision winner, performed in the halftime slot with a Palestinian keffiyeh wrapped around his wrist. Louis Staples, Rolling Stone, 10 May 2024 At the first semifinal’s opening act, one performer managed to sneak in a political statement, singing with a Palestinian keffiyeh scarf tied around his wrist. Jill Lawless, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 May 2024 Two opposing protesters—one holding an Israeli flag, one in a keffiyeh—engage in a heated discussion. Nina Berman, The New Yorker, 2 May 2024 Behind one of the gates, where campus police guarded access, a female student in a keffiyeh led pro-Palestinian chants with the help of a megaphone. Simon Montlake, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Apr. 2024 Students sang and danced in a circle in front of the statue of John Harvard, the school’s namesake, draped with a keffiyeh (scarf), as dozens of others looked on. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2024 Sacramento museum staff report keffiyeh ban, via Emma Hall. Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee, 1 Apr. 2024 Cyrus Mayer burst into the room, wearing a keffiyeh head scarf and a white shawl soaked with faux blood. Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2024

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“Keffiyeh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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