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hanky Syllabification: han·ky
Pronunciation: /ˈhaNGkē/
(also hankie)

Definition of hanky in English:

noun (plural hankies)

A handkerchief.
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.

Words that rhyme with hanky

cranky, Frankie, hanky-panky, lanky, manky, swanky, Yankee

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