a large, colored handkerchief, usually with a figure or pattern
Origin of bandannaHindi b?ndhn?, 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.