hankie hankie


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



  1. At Risk is a one-hankie book and could be a two-hankie movie.
  2. So hankie up, everyone; here goes.
  3. The morality play under way in room 1306 of the old white marble federal courthouse in New York City is a three-hankie affair.



  1. "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

  2. "We haven't had a lot of success against them," Saunders said. "I told the guys, before I even took my hankie out of my pocket we were down by 20 points here last year. That's not good. And now they've had five days off, so they are going to...
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Flip Saunders Source: DetNews.com

  3. "Tell ya what, John," said Obama, turning to Edwards, "I'll lend you my hankie if you lend me your eyedrops."
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Salt Lake Tribune

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