bandanna
or bandana noun Etymology: Hindi bāṅdhnū & Urdu bāndhnū tie-dyeing, cloth so dyed, ultimately from Sanskrit badhnāti he ties — more at bind Date: 1741 a large often colorfully patterned handkerchief

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  • bandanna — UK [bænˈdænə] / US [ˌbænˈdænə] or bandana UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bandanna : singular bandanna plural bandannas a piece of coloured cloth worn around your head or neck …   English dictionary

  • Bandanna — Ban*dan na, Bandana Ban*dan a, n. [Hind. b[=a]ndhn[=u] a mode of dyeing in which the cloth is tied in different places so as to prevent the parts tied from receiving the dye. Cf. {Band}, n.] 1. A species of silk or cotton handkerchief, having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bandanna — [n] colorful scarf handkerchief, kerchief, neckerchief, silk; concept 450 …   New thesaurus

  • bandanna — ► NOUN ▪ a large coloured handkerchief or neckerchief. ORIGIN Hindi …   English terms dictionary

  • bandanna — or bandana [ban dan′ə] n. [Hindi bāndhnū, a method of dyeing < Sans bándhana , tying (so named because the cloth is tied to prevent certain parts from receiving the dye) < IE * bhendh , BIND] a large, colored handkerchief, usually with a… …   English World dictionary

  • bandanna — [[t]bændæ̱nə[/t]] bandannas also bandana N COUNT A bandanna is a brightly coloured piece of cloth which is worn around a person s neck or head. He was wearing a bright yellow T shirt and a bandanna around his neck …   English dictionary

  • bandanna — noun (C) a large brightly coloured piece of cloth you wear around your head or neck: hair tied up in a scarlet bandanna …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bandanna — bandannaed /ban dan euhd/, adj. /ban dan euh/, n. 1. a large, printed handkerchief, typically one with white spots or figures on a red or blue background. 2. any large scarf for the neck or head. Also, bandana. [1745 55; earlier bandanno (second… …   Universalium

  • bandanna — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. handkerchief, neckerchief, kerchief …   English dictionary for students

  • bandanna — ban|dan|na bandana [bænˈdænə] n [Date: 1700 1800; : Hindi; Origin: badhnu cloth tied and then colored , from badhna to tie ] a large brightly coloured piece of cloth you wear around your head or neck …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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