handkerchief handkerchief  /ˈhæŋ kər tʃɪf/


  • (n) a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory



  1. The photographers phlegmatically took pictures of the prettiest and blondest dabbing daintily at her eyes with a handkerchief.
  2. The stranger ducked neatly, picked up the handkerchief, announced his would be whiskey.
  3. With these programs, we've shifted to thinking of space as the sheltered enclosures of a flexible handkerchief.


  • RP city council really mangles crisis label

    NOBODY ASKED ME IF my pocket-handkerchief was sodden with sympathetic tears while watching Rohnert Park’s City Council approve a new...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Community Voice

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  1. "The resolutions you issue are like a used handkerchief which should be thrown in the dustbin. They are not capable of hurting Iranians," Ahmadinejad said in comments carried by several news agencies.
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: AOL News

  2. "Now what do you do, throw out a red handkerchief? What's the format? What do you do? I'd love to be able to throw a red hankie or a green hankie," Piniella said, referring to the NFL system in which a coach throws out a red flag to challenge a...
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Lou Piniella Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "At the end, he'd take off his handkerchief, wipe the sweat off his brow, throw it in the audience and open his arms wide open," Harvey said. "That is the image I'll always remember."
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: Steve Harvey Source: Access Atlanta

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