hankie
or hanky noun (plural hankies) Etymology: handkerchief + -ie Date: 1895 handkerchief

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hankie — UK [ˈhæŋkɪ] / US or hanky UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hankie : singular hankie plural hankies informal a handkerchief …   English dictionary

  • hankie — n. Same as {handkerchief}. Syn: handkerchief, hanky, hankey. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hankie — [haŋ′kē] n. pl. hankies Informal a handkerchief * * * han·kie also han·ky (hăngʹkē) n. Informal pl. han·kies A handkerchief. * * * …   Universalium

  • hankie — [haŋ′kē] n. pl. hankies Informal a handkerchief …   English World dictionary

  • hankie — noun A handkerchief …   Wiktionary

  • hankie — han|kie hanky [ˈhæŋki] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: handkerchief] informal a ↑handkerchief …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hankie — see hanky …   English dictionary

  • hankie — n. handkerchief …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hankie — han·kie …   English syllables

  • hankie — [ˈhæŋki] noun [C] informal a handkerchief …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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