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Definitions of handkerchief

  1. A piece of cloth shaped like a handkerchief to be worn about the neck; a neckerchief; a neckcloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A piece of cloth, usually square, for wiping the face, nose, etc.; a silk or cotton square for the neck. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A piece of cloth for wiping the nose, etc.: a neckerchief. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A piece of cloth for wiping the face or hands, or for wearing about the neck. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. A piece of cloth, usually silk or linen, carried in the pocket or worn around the neck. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for handkerchief

  1. Oh, do give me your handkerchief Polly. – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  2. Well, where did she get the handkerchief – The Come Back by Carolyn Wells
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