hankie


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han·kie

also han·ky  (hăng′kē)
n. pl. han·kies Informal
A handkerchief.

hankie,

hanky

(ˈhӕŋki)
short for handkerchief.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hankie - a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessoryhankie - 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
Translations
kapesník
lommetørklæde
nenäliina
mouchoirtire-jus
maramica
ハンカチ
손수건
vreckovka
näsduk
ผ้าเช็ดหน้า
khăn mùi xoa

hankie

hanky [ˈhæŋkɪ] Npañuelo m

hankie

, hanky
n (inf)Taschentuch nt

hankie

مِنْدِيل kapesník lommetørklæde Taschentuch χαρτομάντηλο pañuelo nenäliina mouchoir maramica fazzoletto ハンカチ 손수건 zakdoekje lommetørkle chusteczka lencinho носовой платок näsduk ผ้าเช็ดหน้า mendil khăn mùi xoa 手帕
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