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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bandana - large and brightly colored handkerchiefbandana - 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


bandanna [bænˈdænə] Npañuelo m


ngroßes Schnupftuch; (round neck) → Halstuch nt


bandanna [bænˈdænə] nfazzolettone m
References in classic literature ?
But memory turned traitor, and as if possessed by the perverse spirit of the girl, would only recall Jo's oddities, faults, and freaks, would only show her in the most unsentimental aspects--beating mats with her head tied up in a bandana, barricading herself with the sofa pillow, or throwing cold water over his passion a la Gummidge--and an irresistable laugh spoiled the pensive picture he was endeavoring to paint.
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.
McCoy cried involuntarily, mopping his face with a bandana handkerchief.
Matt loosened the bandana from his own neck and started to put it around White Fang's.
He dropped his burden in the corner by the stove and wiped his face on a coarse bandana handkerchief.
It can even improve Billy Connolly, who, before his recent adventures with the Grecian 2000, wore his bandana with pride when he toured Australia on his motorbike for the BBC.
The offender who jumped over the counter was described as a black man, 6ft 3ins tall, local accent, slim build, wearing a black anorak with a hood and a bandana on his face, black bottoms and black trainers.
One Town-mad youngster knows his heroes will triumph in the play-off final - because he will be wearing his lucky scarf and bandana.
DETECTIVES probing the Lozells riots murder of innocent Isaiah Young-Sam today urged the public to help with details of a bandana.