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hanky

or han·kie

[hang-kee]
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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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  • Now I'll pay you what I think fit, and you'll take it and be satisfied, and no hanky panky.

  • He concluded that the latter must be 170 aboard, though Hanky had not seen him go on the boat.

    Colorado Jim

    George Goodchild

  • He waved his hand to Hanky and went up the street like a streak of lightning.

    Colorado Jim

    George Goodchild

  • “You left your hanky, Mother,” he cried, running downstairs.

    Sunny Boy in the Country

    Ramy Allison White

  • "And never run about through the wood again; lend me your hanky, Dora," said Alice.


British Dictionary definitions for hanky

hanky

hankie

noun plural hankies
  1. informal short for handkerchief
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