A large coloured handkerchief, typically with white spots, worn tied around the head or neck.
More example sentences
- You can tell the regulars: sinewy local men in white shirts with red bandannas at their throats, some wearing red sashes.
- For larger sachets, use cotton handkerchiefs or bandanas.
- Most of those gathered wore white robes and white bandannas marked with quotes from the Koran about the ‘Holy War.’
mid 18th century: probably via Portuguese from Hindi.