a large, colored handkerchief, usually with a figure or pattern
Origin of bandannaHindi bāndhnū, a method of dyeing ; from Sanskrit bándhana-, tying (so named because the cloth is tied to prevent certain parts from receiving the dye) ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhendh-, bind
A large handkerchief usually patterned and brightly colored.
Origin of bandannaProbably Portuguese, from Hindi bāndhnū, tie-dyeing, from bāndhnā, to tie, from Sanskrit bandhati, he ties; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.
- Alternative spelling of bandana.