kaffiyeh kaffiyeh

Definition(s):

  • (n) an Arab headdress consisting of a square piece of cloth folded into a triangle and fastened over the crown by an agal

Usage(s):

  1. With time the kaffiyeh became politically neutral and lost some of its freshness.
  2. He started wearing a red-and-white kaffiyeh, or headdress, and expensive watches and clothes, although he was unemployed for much of the time.
  3. From the moment he appeared silhouetted against the White House, in sharp- pressed khakis and trademark kaffiyeh, Arafat couldn't stop smiling.

Quotes

  1. "I had no idea that the kaffiyeh scarf presented to me contained language referring to Jerusalem, and I apologize to anyone who might think I was endorsing its message," Martin said in a statement released Monday by his New York-based publicist,...
    on Jul 25, 2005 By: Ricky Martin Source: CNN

  2. "The kaffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad," Michelle wrote in her syndicated column.
    on May 30, 2008 By: Michelle Malkin Source: PoliGazette (blog)

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