Definition of handkerchief in English:
noun (plural handkerchiefs or handkerchieves /-tʃiːvz/)
A square of cotton or other finely woven material intended for wiping one’s nose.
- He sits repeatedly wiping his nose on his handkerchief, and then spreading it out on his lap like a napkin.
- I blew my nose in a napkin and blew my nose again on his handkerchief.
- Now, however, he was too ill to notice it - how the people in the car began to gasp and sputter, to put handkerchiefs to their noses, and transfix him with furious glances.
tissue, paper handkerchief
Scottish & Northern English napkin;
Indian corah, Malabar, pullicate
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