Meaning of “handkerchief” in the English Dictionary

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"handkerchief" in British English

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handkerchiefnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhæŋ.kə.tʃiːf/ us /ˈhæŋ.kɚ.tʃiːf/ plural handkerchiefs or UK also handkerchieves informal hanky

(Definition of “handkerchief” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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handkerchiefnoun [ C ]

us /ˈhæŋ·kər·tʃəf, -tʃɪf, -ˌtʃif/

a square piece of cloth used for blowing the nose or for cleaning the face or eyes

(Definition of “handkerchief” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)