noun (plural hankies)informal
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.
late 19th century: abbreviation.
Definition of hanky in:
- The US English dictionary