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keffiyeh

[kuh-fee-uh]
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kaffiyeh

or kef·fi·yeh

[kuh-fee-uh]
noun
  1. an Arab headdress for men; made from a diagonally folded square of cloth held in place by an agal wound around the head.
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Also ku·fi·yeh, kuf·fi·eh.

Origin of kaffiyeh

< Arabic kaffīyah, variant of kuffīyeh
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  • Jedan slowly unwound his keffiyeh and wiped his head all over, then he spread the coloured rag out to dry.


British Dictionary definitions for keffiyeh

keffiyeh

kaffiyeh or kufiyah

noun
  1. a cotton headdress worn by Arabs
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Word Origin

C19: from Arabic, perhaps from Late Latin cofea coif

kaffiyeh

noun
  1. a variant of keffiyeh
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