keffiyeh

[ kuh-fee-uh ]
/ kəˈfi ə /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. keewatin,
  2. kef,
  3. kefallinía,
  4. kefallonia,
  5. kefauver,
  6. kefir,
  7. keflavík,
  8. keflex,
  9. keftedes,
  10. keg

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.
Also ku·fi·yeh, kuf·fi·eh.

Origin of kaffiyeh

< Arabic kaffīyah, variant of kuffīyeh

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British Dictionary definitions for keffiyeh

keffiyeh

kaffiyeh or kufiyah

/ (kɛˈfiːjə) /

noun

a cotton headdress worn by Arabs

Word Origin for keffiyeh

C19: from Arabic, perhaps from Late Latin cofea coif

kaffiyeh

/ (kæˈfiːjə) /

noun

a variant of keffiyeh
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