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hand·ker·chief

 (hăng′kər-chĭf, -chēf′)
n. pl. hand·ker·chiefs also hand·ker·chieves (-chĭvz, -chēvz′)
1. A small square of cloth used especially for wiping the nose or mouth.
2. A large piece of cloth worn as a decorative article; a scarf.

handkerchief

(ˈhæŋkətʃɪf; -tʃiːf)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a small square of soft absorbent material, such as linen, silk, or soft paper, carried and used to wipe the nose, etc

hand•ker•chief

(ˈhæŋ kər tʃɪf, -ˌtʃif)

n.
1. a small piece of fabric, usu. square, used for wiping the nose, eyes, etc., or worn as an accessory.
2. a neckerchief or kerchief.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.handkerchief - a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessoryhandkerchief - a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
bandana, bandanna - large and brightly colored handkerchief; often used as a neckerchief
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric
pocket-handkerchief - a handkerchief that is carried in a pocket

handkerchief

noun hanky, tissue (informal), mouchoir, snot rag (slang), nose rag (slang) She blew her nose on her already damp handkerchief.
Translations
مِنْدِيلمنديل، محْرَمَه
kapesník
lommetørklæde
nenäliina
maramicarupčić
zsebkendõzsebkendő
vasaklútur
ハンカチ
손수건
nosinė
kabatlakatiņš
vreckovka
robec
näsduk
ผ้าเช็ดหน้า
khăn mùi xoa

handkerchief

[ˈhæŋkətʃɪf] Npañuelo m
see also pocket C

handkerchief

[ˈhæŋkərtʃɪf] nmouchoir mhand-knitted [ˌhændˈnɪtɪd] adjtricoté(e) à la main

handkerchief

nTaschentuch nt

handkerchief

[ˈhæŋkətʃɪf] nfazzoletto

handkerchief

(ˈhӕŋkətʃif) plurals ˈhandkerchiefs ~ˈhandkerchieves (-tʃiːvz) noun
(abbreviation hanky) (plural ˈhankies, ~hankie (ˈhaŋki) ) a small usually square piece of cloth or paper tissue used for wiping or blowing one's nose into.

handkerchief

مِنْدِيل kapesník lommetørklæde Taschentuch μαντήλι pañuelo nenäliina mouchoir rupčić fazzoletto ハンカチ 손수건 zakdoek lommetørkle chusteczka lenço носовой платок näsduk ผ้าเช็ดหน้า mendil khăn mùi xoa 手绢
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She kept everything for best - candles she'd been given, still wrapped and unburnt, gift sets with her favourite perfumes, pristine folded handkerchieves and gloves, pretty notebooks never written in.
The white handkerchieves were being waved by the furious Barca supporters and even if they do finish top there is every chance Frank Rijkaard will not be at the club next summer.
You'd not dream of paying pounds 300 to blow your nose, but two printed handkerchieves are each expected to fetch that much when they go under the hammer at a major sports auction this week.