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keffiyeh

[kuh-fee-uh] /kəˈfi ə/
noun
1.

kaffiyeh

or keffiyeh

[kuh-fee-uh] /kəˈfi ə/
noun
1.
an Arab headdress for men; made from a diagonally folded square of cloth held in place by an agal wound around the head.
Also, kufiyeh, kuffieh.
Origin of kaffiyeh
< Arabic kaffīyah, variant of kuffīyeh
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  • Jedan slowly unwound his keffiyeh and wiped his head all over, then he spread the coloured rag out to dry.

British Dictionary definitions for keffiyeh

keffiyeh

/kɛˈfiːjə/
noun
1.
a cotton headdress worn by Arabs
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic, perhaps from Late Latin cofeacoif

kaffiyeh

/kæˈfiːjə/
noun
1.
a variant of keffiyeh
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