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handkerchief

noun [C] uk   /ˈhæŋ.kə.tʃiːf/  us   /-kɚ-/ (plural handkerchiefs or UK also handkerchieves) (informal hanky)
B1 a square piece of cloth or paper used for cleaning the nose or drying the eyes when they are wet with tears: She took out her handkerchief and blew her nose loudly.
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in Arabic مَحْرَمة, مِنْديل…
in Korean 손수건…
in Malaysian sapu tangan…
in French mouchoir…
in Turkish mendil…
in Italian fazzoletto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 手帕…
in Russian носовой платок…
in Polish chusteczka (do nosa)…
in Vietnamese khăn tay…
in Spanish pañuelo…
in Portuguese lenço, lencinho…
in Thai ผ้าเช็ดหน้า…
in German das Taschentuch…
in Catalan mocador…
in Japanese ハンカチ…
in Indonesian saputangan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 手帕…
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