Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “pocket handkerchief”

pocket handkerchief

noun [C]     (plural pocket handkerchiefs or UK also pocket handkerchieves)
old-fashioned for handkerchiefGloves and other accessories
(Definition of pocket handkerchief noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of pocket handkerchief

Word of the Day


the art and knowledge involved in preparing and eating good food

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More