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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.

RELATED WORDS

kerchief, handkerchief, scarf, bandanna

Nearby words

neckcloth, necked, necker, necker cube, necker, jacques, neckerchief, necking, necklace, necklace bomb, neckless, necklet

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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Word Origin and History for neckerchief

neckerchief


n.

"scarf for the neck," late 14c., from neck (n.) + kerchief, which is, etymologically "a covering for the head."

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