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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 Korean 손수건…
in Arabic مَحْرَمة, مِنْديل…
in French mouchoir…
in Turkish mendil…
in Italian fazzoletto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 手帕…
in Russian носовой платок…
in Polish chusteczka (do nosa)…
in Spanish pañuelo…
in Portuguese lenço, lencinho…
in German das Taschentuch…
in Catalan mocador…
in Japanese ハンカチ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 手帕…
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