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Definition of "handkerchief" []

  • A small square of cloth used especially for wiping the nose or mouth. (noun)
  • A large piece of cloth worn as a decorative article; a scarf. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "handkerchief" in a sentence
  • "Although I have spoken Romanian for decades, it was only while talking with Oskar Pastior that I realized that the Romanian word for handkerchief is batistă."
  • "The drawer was a family portrait in handkerchief format."
  • "Pantyhose are the funniest when you have to assit. they just keep coming, like the handkerchief from the clown's mouth."