Definition of hanky in English:

hanky

Line breaks: hanky
Pronunciation: /ˈhaŋki
 
/
(also hankie)

noun (plural hankies)

informal
A handkerchief.
More example sentences
  • If you ever see a man having his hair combed by his mother or his face wiped with a hanky, despite the fact that he's 38, that's Cancer man.
  • I was brought up to cover my mouth when I had a cough and use a hanky when sneezing.
  • There are always mums in the audience wiping their eyes with hankies.

Origin

late 19th century: abbreviation.

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