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


(ˈhæŋkɪ) or


n, pl hankies
(Clothing & Fashion) informal short for handkerchief


or han•kie

(ˈhæŋ ki)

n., pl. -kies.
a handkerchief.



short for handkerchief.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hanky - a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessoryhanky - 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


hankie [ˈhæŋki] n (= handkerchief) → mouchoir m


[ˈhæŋkɪ] n (fam) (handkerchief) → fazzoletto
References in classic literature ?
Just as soon as I put away my hanky I see you brimming up and that starts me off again.
The hanky code originated in the western United States during the Gold Rush and early logging days.
The hanky signed by Cilla Black, who died just over a week ago at her Spanish villa after a fall, is one of 328 items being offered up to enthusiasts and investors in Liverpool's annual Beatles Auction.
Three of them came up with the same price and Red Spotted Hanky were the dearest of all, nearly PS40 more.
25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An exclusive design collaboration between Hanky Panky, makers of the World's Most Comfortable Thong, and musician and fashion entrepreneur Gwen Stefani's much loved L.
This prompted Brenda to buy herself a yellow-fringed souvenir hanky of Woburn Abbey a few months later.
The death knell for the fabric hanky was in America where facial tissues were marketed as cold-cream removers.
I've been lucky to ride quality horses like Imperial Monarch and Masterofthehounds and last year I rode out the fillies Snow Queen and Hanky Panky.
I still have a crush on Bruce Willis - he gave me his hanky and I'm going to keep it and protect it.
Naturally, nowadays there wouldn't be a heck of a lot of panky going on there; the only bit of hanky being the knotted one on Ken's head if it were a summer-time affair.
This hanky is no ordinary hanky and the pirate is nothing but inventive.
I WORK in a warehouse with a guy who insists on spending his lunchbreak asleep with a hanky over his face.