bandanna

[ban-dan-uh]
noun
1.
a large, printed handkerchief, typically one with white spots or figures on a red or blue background.
2.
any large scarf for the neck or head.
Also, bandana.


Origin:
1745–55; earlier bandanno (second syllable unstressed) < Hindi bā̃dhnū tie dyeing

bandannaed [ban-dan-uhd] , adjective
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bandanna or bandana (bænˈdænə)
 
n
a large silk or cotton handkerchief or neckerchief
 
[C18: from Hindi bāndhnū tie-dyeing, from bāndhnā to tie, from Sanskrit bandhnāti he ties]
 
bandana or bandana
 
n
 
[C18: from Hindi bāndhnū tie-dyeing, from bāndhnā to tie, from Sanskrit bandhnāti he ties]

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Example sentences
All the legal water in the world isn't enough to wash a bandanna if there's no
  physical water available.
Tonight you will not see his familiar blue-and-white bandanna, you will not
  hear the boom-and-heave of his voice.
It takes no more time to put on a jacket and tie than it does a sweatshirt and
  bandanna.
It was an old bandanna handkerchief, heavy and knotted.
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