noun (plural hankies)informal
- 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.
Words that rhyme with hankycranky, Frankie, hanky-panky, lanky, manky, swanky, Yankee
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