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neckerchief

[ nek-er-chif, -cheef ]
/ ˈnɛk ər tʃɪf, -ˌtʃif /
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noun

a cloth or scarf worn round the neck.

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Origin of neckerchief

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at neck, kerchief

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British Dictionary definitions for neckerchief

neckerchief
/ (ˈnɛkətʃɪf, -ˌtʃiːf) /

noun

a piece of ornamental cloth, often square, worn around the neck

Word Origin for neckerchief

C14: from neck + kerchief
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