Definition of mouchoir in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmuːʃwɑː/

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A handkerchief.
Example sentences
  • Her hair covered with a mouchoir.
  • The women of the party are selecting a mouchoir or a new gown.
  • An unidentified woman clutches a mouchoir while writing a sentimental family letter.


Late 17th century: French, from late Latin muccare 'wipe one's nose', from Latin mucus 'mucus'.

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