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|part of speech:
||a square cloth, usually folded into a triangle, worn as a head covering or scarf.
The cowboy wore a red kerchief around his neck.
- similar words:
- handkerchief, headdress, muffler, neckerchief, scarf
comes from couvrechief
, an early French word that means "cover the head."