[pok-it-hang-ker-chif, -cheef]


Origin of pocket-handkerchief

First recorded in 1635–45
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Examples from the Web for pocket-handkerchief

Historical Examples of pocket-handkerchief

  • Daniel had an old workmanlike habit of carrying his pocket-handkerchief in his hat.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • I,' he took out his pocket-handkerchief again and dabbed his face. '

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • Coming out of his fit of grief, he clenched his pocket-handkerchief once more.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • Augustus, my dear child, find my pocket-handkerchief, and give it to me.'

  • The day was hot, and after a few jerks he extracted a pocket-handkerchief from his sleeve.

    Roden's Corner

    Henry Seton Merriman