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

Origin of pocket-handkerchief

First recorded in 1635–45

Words Nearby pocket-handkerchief

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How to use pocket-handkerchief in a sentence

  • He remembered the log-house and his supper, when Mandy Ann served from a dinner-plate, and his napkin was a pocket handkerchief.

    The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
  • He then drew from his kimono sleeve a pink-bordered foreign pocket-handkerchief, and began to mop his damp forehead.

    The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
  • Bruce took out his embroidered pocket-handkerchief, redolent with scent, and blew his nose affectedly.

    Julian Home | Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  • The largest and the least dirty white pocket-handkerchief they could find was immediately fastened on to the end of a broomstick.

    Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
  • He thought about things like lock-jaw and gangrene and his hand trembled as he tied his pocket-handkerchief around the wound.

    Time Enough at Last | Lyn Venable