- an Arab headdress for men; made from a diagonally folded square of cloth held in place by an agal wound around the head.
Also ku·fi·yeh, kuf·fi·eh.
Origin of kaffiyeh
< Arabic kaffīyah, variant of kuffīyeh
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Excuse me, I have to get the keffiyeh out of my dusty suitcase and pack a kilt.Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster
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Jedan slowly unwound his keffiyeh and wiped his head all over, then he spread the coloured rag out to dry.By Desert Ways to Baghdad
kaffiyeh or kufiyah
- a cotton headdress worn by Arabs
C19: from Arabic, perhaps from Late Latin cofea coif
- a variant of keffiyeh
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