Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

pocket-handkerchief

[pok-it-hang-ker-chif, -cheef] /ˈpɒk ɪtˈhæŋ kər tʃɪf, -ˌtʃif/
noun
1.
handkerchief (def 1).
Origin of pocket-handkerchief
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for pocket-handkerchief
Historical Examples
  • Daniel had an old workmanlike habit of carrying his pocket-handkerchief in his hat.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • Coming out of his fit of grief, he clenched his pocket-handkerchief once more.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • I,' he took out his pocket-handkerchief again and dabbed his face. '

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • Augustus, my dear child, find my pocket-handkerchief, and give it to me.'

  • The day was hot, and after a few jerks he extracted a pocket-handkerchief from his sleeve.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • It slipped, and cut my foot, and I bound the wound with a strip from my pocket-handkerchief.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • He poured half a phial over his cravat, his pocket-handkerchief, his sleeves.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • I dropped my rugs and began a tremulous search for my pocket-handkerchief.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • But he had not gone far ere he found that his pocket-handkerchief was missing.

    Adventures and Recollections Bill o'th' Hoylus End
  • She walked to the window, convulsively grasping her pocket-handkerchief.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pocket-handkerchief

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pocket

14
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for pocket-handkerchief