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or ban·dan·a  (băn-dăn′ə)
A large handkerchief usually patterned and brightly colored.

[Probably Portuguese, from Hindi bāndhnū, tie-dyeing, from bāndhnā, to tie, from Sanskrit bandhati, he ties; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.]


(bænˈdænə) or


(Clothing & Fashion) a large silk or cotton handkerchief or neckerchief
[C18: from Hindi bāndhnū tie-dyeing, from bāndhnā to tie, from Sanskrit bandhnāti he ties]


or ban•dan•a

(bænˈdæn ə)

n., pl. -dan•nas or -dan•as.
a large, usu. figured handkerchief often worn as a scarf.
[1745–55; earlier bandanno < Hindi bā̃dhnū tie dyeing]
ban•dan′naed, adj.


A large, colorful handkerchief often worn around the neck.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bandanna - large and brightly colored handkerchiefbandanna - large and brightly colored handkerchief; often used as a neckerchief
handkerchief, hankey, hankie, hanky - a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory


bandana [bænˈdænə] nbandana m
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Matt loosened the bandana from his own neck and started to put it around White Fang's.
Old Celestine, with a bandana tignon twisted about her head, hobbled in and out, taking a personal interest in everything; and she lingered occasionally to talk patois with Robert, whom she had known as a boy.
and so saying, taking out his spectacles, he rubbed them with his great yellow bandana handkerchief, and putting them on very carefully, came out of the wigwam, and leaning stiffly over the bulwarks, took a good long look at Queequeg.
Then I take my belt, and my bandana handkerchief, and I tie him.
The three thousand dollars is the reward of the Government for this man I have tied up with my belt and my bandana. And the three thousand dollars is mine because I kicked the man in the head and tied his hands and his feet.
He dropped his burden in the corner by the stove and wiped his face on a coarse bandana handkerchief.
"It's hot!" McCoy cried involuntarily, mopping his face with a bandana handkerchief.
But not all time." When asked if their bandanas will inspire some fashion sense among Bedans, Nelle was quick to dispel any statement.
From red-and-white polka dot bandanas to rivets and ration books to perfect reproductions of Rosie's employment badge collar pin, Etsy's "RosiesLegacyGear" has it all.
Hughes and O'Rourke went to the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park to observe nearly 100 volunteers tie together a record 10,920 red bandanas. The 2.2-mile bandana chain equivalent in length to the height of the two World Trade Center towers was created to honor 9/11 hero Welles Crowther, who sacrificed his own safety to rescue more than a dozen people and who was memorialized in the documentary "Man in Red Bandana." The two Marcum professionals witnessed and certified that the new record was broken in accordance with Guinness procedures.
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But help came in the unexpected form of colourful, easy-to-wear funky bandanas that restored the lad's confidence.