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


n, pl hankies
(Clothing & Fashion) informal short for handkerchief
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or han•kie

(ˈhæŋ ki)

n., pl. -kies.
a handkerchief.
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short for handkerchief.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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
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hankie [ˈhæŋki] n (= handkerchief) → mouchoir m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˈhæŋkɪ] n (fam) (handkerchief) → fazzoletto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
"Just as soon as I put away my hanky I see you brimming up and that starts me off again.
Blue cashmere roll neck jumper PS99, navy tie waist coatigan PS139, blue pleated midi skirt PS59, burgundy knee high slouch boots PS175, chestnut small saddle crossbody PS90, all John Lewis & Partners Green glossy blouse PS39.99, asymmetric pleat trousers PS39.99, both Zara Purple knit jumper PS18, burgundy trousers PS20, red ankle boots PS25, all F&F at Tesco Pom pom earrings PS6, cable knit jumper PS16, satin hanky skirt PS14, croc heel sandals PS15, all George Rust blazer PS55, blouse PS35, trousers PS35, all Principles at Debenhams Baggy pink jumper PS15.99, pleather pencil skirt PS37.99, patent court shoes PS24.99, all Bon Prix
There is no hanky panky, we should allow MACC (Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission) to investigate,' he said.
On an excursion into Working Men's land, the MC proudly introduced them as Big Jack Bradley and the Hanky Panky Boys.
TELLY favourite Eamonn Holmes will be banned from "hanky panky" after his double hip op next month.
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.
It's been almost 50 years since Tommy James and the Shondells rocketed to fame with "Hanky Panky," the first of a string of million-sellers that includes "Crimson and Clover," "Crystal Blue Persuasion," "Mony Mony" and many others, with their first notice in Variety coming in "Hanky Panky's" first week on the charts.
In her bid to defend Maila Obama against bashers and critics of her behaviour as the current first daughters, Jenna Bush Hager got people's tongue wagging on her "hanky panky" and what it meant.
Red Spotted Hanky, Tainline.com, Virgin Rail and British Rail.
This prompted Brenda to buy herself a yellow-fringed souvenir hanky of Woburn Abbey a few months later.