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bandanna Syllabification: ban·dan·na
Pronunciation: /banˈdanə/
(also bandana)

Definition of bandanna in English:


A large handkerchief, typically having a colorful pattern, worn tied around the head or neck.
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.

Words that rhyme with bandanna

Alana, Anna, banner, Branagh, canna, canner, Diana, fanner, Fermanagh, Guyana, Hannah, Havana, hosanna, Indiana, Joanna, lanner, Louisiana, manna, manner, manor, Montana, nana, planner, Pollyanna, Rosanna, savannah, scanner, spanner, Susanna, tanner
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