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Definition of "scarf" []

  • A long piece of cloth worn about the head, neck, or shoulders. (noun)
  • A decorative cloth for covering the top of a piece of furniture; a runner. (noun)
  • A sash indicating military rank. (noun)
  • To dress, cover, or decorate with or as if with a scarf. (verb-transitive)
  • To wrap (an outer garment) around one like a scarf. (verb-transitive)

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 "scarf" in a sentence
  • "Montagne: And everyone who wears a scarf is a Muslim?"
  • "Writhing around his neck with the scarf is a thin white snake."
  • "Wearing a scarf is the choice of an adult woman much as wearing a skirt is the choice of an adult Scottish man in the name of his Anglican/British/Anglo/White tradition."