Definition of mouchoir in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmuːʃwɑː


  • A handkerchief.
    More example sentences
    • Mouchoirs were produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to commemorate notable and royal events.
    • On her lap lay a mouchoir fragrant with millefleurs, and the last new novel was open in her hand.
    • 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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