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Definition of "kerchief" []

  • A woman's square scarf, often worn as a head covering. (noun)
  • A handkerchief. (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 "kerchief" in a sentence
  • "Good luck with everything this week – and the kerchief is adorable"
  • "She pursued, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that when the Frank asked Nur al-Din anent the maker of the kerchief, he answered, saying, “In very sooth this kerchief is the handiwork of my mother, who made it for me with her own hand.”"
  • "To prevent such a calamity, the kerchief is worn hooded over the eyes, so as to exclude unholy sights."