keffiyeh

[kuh-fee-uh]
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noun


kaffiyeh

or kef·fi·yeh

[kuh-fee-uh]

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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Examples from the Web for keffiyeh

Contemporary Examples of keffiyeh

Historical Examples of keffiyeh

  • 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

a cotton headdress worn by Arabs

Word Origin for keffiyeh

C19: from Arabic, perhaps from Late Latin cofea coif

kaffiyeh

noun

a variant of keffiyeh
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