Definition of neckerchief
neckerchievesplay \see handkerchief pl\
: a kerchief for the neck
Recent Examples of neckerchief from the Web
The costumes (by Ann Hould-Ward) are contemporary and neutral, with only the occasional flash of bright color: a madam’s red shoes, a fisherman’s stars-and-stripes neckerchief.
Managers float around in colorful sundresses, while backwaiters and baristas wear blue kitchen aprons, Oxford button ups from H&M, and, of course, colorful custom neckerchiefs.
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Origin and Etymology of neckerchief
Middle English nekkerchef, from nekke + kerchef kerchief
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
NECKERCHIEF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of neckerchief for English Language Learners
: a square piece of cloth that is worn folded around your neck
NECKERCHIEF Defined for Kids
Definition of neckerchief for Students
: a square of cloth worn folded around the neck like a scarf
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