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neckerchief

[nek-er-chif, -cheef] /ˈnɛk ər tʃɪf, -ˌtʃif/
noun
1.
a cloth or scarf worn round the neck.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see neck, kerchief
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Examples for neckerchief
  • It would be best to wear a campaign hat, a khaki shirt and shorts, tall socks and a neckerchief.
  • He had his spectacles on and was wearing a tartan dressing gown and a white neckerchief.
British Dictionary definitions for neckerchief

neckerchief

/ˈnɛkətʃɪf; -ˌtʃiːf/
noun
1.
a piece of ornamental cloth, often square, worn around the neck
Word Origin
C14: from neck + kerchief
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Word Origin and History for neckerchief
n.

"scarf for the neck," late 14c., from neck (n.) + kerchief, which is, etymologically "a covering for the head."

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