Scarf Scarf, n.; pl. {Scarfs}, rarely {Scarves} (sk[aum]rvz). [Cf. OF. escharpe a pilgrim's scrip, or wallet (hanging about the neck), F. ['e]charpe sash, scarf; probably from OHG. scharpe pocket; also (from the French) Dan. ski[ae]rf; Sw. sk["a]rp, Prov. G. sch["a]rfe, LG. scherf, G. sch["a]rpe; and also AS. scearf a fragment; possibly akin to E. scrip a wallet. Cf. {Scarp} a scarf.] An article of dress of a light and decorative character, worn loosely over the shoulders or about the neck or the waist; a light shawl or handkerchief for the neck; also, a cravat; a neckcloth. [1913 Webster]

Put on your hood and scarf. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

With care about the banners, scarves, and staves. --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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