bandanna

or ban·dan·a

[ ban-dan-uh ]
/ bænˈdæn ə /

noun

a large, printed handkerchief, typically one with white spots or figures on a red or blue background.
any large scarf for the neck or head.

Nearby words

  1. banda aceh,
  2. banda sea,
  3. banda, hastings kamuzu,
  4. bandage,
  5. bandana,
  6. bandar,
  7. bandar abbas,
  8. bandar lampung,
  9. bandar seri begawan,
  10. bandaranaike

Origin of bandanna

1745–55; earlier bandanno (second syllable unstressed) < Hindi bā̃dhnū tie dyeing

Related formsban·dan·naed [ban-dan-uh d] /bænˈdæn əd/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for bandanna

bandanna

bandana

/ (bænˈdænə) /

noun

a large silk or cotton handkerchief or neckerchief

Word Origin for bandanna

C18: from Hindi bāndhnū tie-dyeing, from bāndhnā to tie, from Sanskrit bandhnāti he ties

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