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Variant of keffiyeh.


(Clothing & Fashion) a variant of keffiyeh


(kəˈfi ə)

an Arab headdress for men, made from a diagonally folded square of cloth held in place by a cord around the head.
[< Arabic kaffīyah, variant of kuffīyeh]


A headdress worn by Arab men, consisting of a square of cloth held on by a band.
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Noun1.kaffiyeh - an Arab headdress consisting of a square piece of cloth folded into a triangle and fastened over the crown by an agal
headdress, headgear - clothing for the head
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He sent her a large and fancy Qoran, a prayer carpet and a kaffiyeh, the Palestinian headdress that has been adopted in Iran as a sign of support for the Palestinian cause.
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Khaled made history when an image of her holding an AK-47 rifle and wearing a Palestinian Kaffiyeh became an icon of Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation.
The majority were young men and many were wearing red kaffiyeh scarves on their heads.
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As the photos show, the art includes the map of Palestine with the Arabic prounoun [euro]uaa[euro]* ("I" or "me") and an image of a woman wearing a kaffiyeh with the word "revolt.
In his red and white checked kaffiyeh, aviator shades and heavy moustache he resembles no one else on the roots/pop scene and his music - an immediate partystarter - has ignited a significant following outside his homeland.
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Netanyahu wants to replace the Palestinian kaffiyeh with a Jewish kippa.
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were alive today he may well have attended President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony wearing a black-and-white checkered kaffiyeh and holding a sign saying, "Mr.