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hanky

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[hang-kee] /ˈhæŋ ki/
noun, plural hankies.
1.
Origin of hanky
1890-1895
1890-95; han(d)k(erchief) + -y2
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  • Both Krikey and crikey were used and retained as were handkie and hankie.

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British Dictionary definitions for hankie

hanky

/ˈhæŋkɪ/
noun (pl) hankies
1.
(informal) short for handkerchief
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hankie

noun

A handkerchief (1895+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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