also keffiyeh noun Etymology: Arabic kūfīya, kaffīya, from al-Kufa Al-Kufa, town in Iraq Date: circa 1817 an Arab headdress consisting of a square of cloth folded to form a triangle and held on by a cord

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  • kaffiyeh — [kə fē′ə] n. [Ar kaffīya, var. of kūfīya, prob. < LL cofea,COIF] a headdress worn by Arabs as a protection against dust and heat: it is a large square of cotton cloth, draped and folded, and held in place by a cord wound about the head: also… …   English World dictionary

  • kaffiyeh — var. of KEFFIYEH. * * * kafeyah, kaffiyeh variants of keffiyeh …   Useful english dictionary

  • kaffiyeh — /keuh fee euh/, n. an Arab headdress for men; made from a diagonally folded square of cloth held in place by an agal wound around the head. Also, keffiyeh, kufiyeh, kuffieh. [ < Ar kaffiyah, var. of KUFFIYEH] * * * …   Universalium

  • kaffiyeh — n. Arab headdress for men comprised of a diagonally folded cloth secured to the head by an agal band (also keefiyeh) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kaffiyeh —    (keh FEE eh) [Arabic] A large, folded kerchief worn as a headdress by Arab men, held in place by an agal …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • kaffiyeh — noun variant spelling of keffiyeh …   English new terms dictionary

  • kaffiyeh — kaf·fi·yeh …   English syllables

  • kaffiyeh — kaf•fi•yeh [[t]kəˈfi ə[/t]] n. clo ear an Arab headdress for men, made from a diagonally folded square of cloth held in place by a cord around the head • Etymology: < Ar kaffīyah, var. of kuffīyeh …   From formal English to slang

  • kaffiyeh — The cloth head gear worn by many palestinians …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • dress — /dres/, n., adj., v., dressed or drest, dressing. n. 1. an outer garment for women and girls, consisting of bodice and skirt in one piece. 2. clothing; apparel; garb: The dress of the 18th century was colorful. 3. formal attire. 4. a particular… …   Universalium

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