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handkerchief, hankie (s) (noun); handkerchiefs, hankies (pl)
1. A small cloth used for wiping one's face, nose, or eyes.
2. A square of cloth, or absorbent paper, used primarily to wipe areas of the face; especially, the nose.
3. Etymology: from hand + kerchief, "cloth for covering the head"; from Old French couvrechief, literally, "cover head"; from couvrir "to cover" + chief, "head".
This entry is located in the following units: capit-, capt-, cap-, cep-, ceps-, chapt-, chef, cip- (page 3) oper- (page 1)