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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
References in classic literature ?
In an instant the whole mystery of the hankerchiefs, and the watches, and the jewels, and the Jew, rushed upon the boy's mind.
Pigeon by Alys Conran PIGEON'S cross and so he says I'm stupid, and it's cos we haven't been able to use the stones and the rope and the hankerchief gag, or any of the other things.
A hankerchief is being waved, hope is born from hell.
The Dancing Hankerchief, Adam Koplan, Geoff Sobelle; music and lyrics: Robert Lopez; dir: Adam Koplan.
Mr Brown, of Strand Crescent, Holywell, embraced members of his family as he left court, wiping tears from his eyes with a hankerchief.
HE was the priest made famous by a blood-soaked hankerchief.
The former Real Madrid assistant boss was cheered on to the pitch with a Basque-style mass display of red hankerchief waving.
Celine faux silk eyelet blackout curtains, from PSs PS32, Very Cleas r glass hankerchief vase, PS6.
The grey-haired gran, who said she "snapped" after Tina told her she would never see her grandson again, held a hankerchief to her face and wiped away tears after the verdict was delivered.
A skipping rope is called by its American name "jump rope" and a handkerchief is spelt hankerchief while moustache spelt mustache.
You were a l w a y s t h e r e w i t h a hankerchief to wipe away our tears, who's going to do that now.
With the help of Peter Lipmann, Whistler's Mother can be seen holding the 'Tootsie' ankle boot embellished with roccia leather and speckled piping, instead of a hankerchief.