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kaffiyeh

or kef·fi·yeh

[ kuh-fee-uh ]
/ kəˈfi ə /
|

noun

an Arab headdress for men; made from a diagonally folded square of cloth held in place by an agal wound around the head.

Nearby words

kaffir beer, kaffir corn, kaffir lily, kaffir lime, kaffirboom, kaffiyeh, kaffraria, kaffrarian, kafir, kafiri, kafiristan
Also ku·fi·yeh, kuf·fi·eh.

Origin of kaffiyeh

< Arabic kaffīyah, variant of kuffīyeh
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Examples from the Web for kaffiyeh

  • Kaffiyeh, kaf′i-ye, n. a small shawl worn about the head in Syria.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)|Various

British Dictionary definitions for kaffiyeh

kaffiyeh

/ (kæˈfiːjə) /

noun

a variant of keffiyeh
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