hanky hanky  /ˈhæŋ ki/


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



  1. All this hanky-panky is spawning new industries.
  2. All this hanky-panky is spawning new industries.
  3. Actually, Chesler and his firm had been ordered by the Bank of Canada to play along with the hanky-panky to trap the villain.


  • Correction:

    The article “Real Fun at Faux Show” in the May 31 edition misspelled the names of artists Ala Ebtekar and Gifford Myers. In addition, the author misstated Myers’ works as one piece consisting of three parts, rather than three separate pieces, “Hat for Two Men,” “Poof (Hanky),” and “Ballerina.”
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Laguna Beach Independent


  1. Speaking soon after the UN Security Council adopted the new measures, Ahmadinejad said they were like a "used hanky which should be thrown in the dustbin."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Space Daily

  2. "The problem with how the OLG dealt with allegations (of fraud by insiders) is that there was way too much hanky-panky between retailers and the OLG," Marin said in a press conference Monday. "Insider wins kept increasing, and we had the...
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Andre Marin Source: Sudbury Star

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