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or han·kie

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noun, plural han·kies.
  1. a handkerchief.
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Origin of hanky

First recorded in 1890–95; han(d)k(erchief) + -y2
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  • Both Krikey and crikey were used and retained as were handkie and hankie.

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British Dictionary definitions for hankie



noun plural hankies
  1. informal short for handkerchief
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