var. of kaffiyeh
also sp. kef·fi′yah
A square of cloth, often embroidered, traditionally worn as a headdress by Arab men, either by winding it around the head or by folding it into a triangle, draping it over the head, and securing it with an agal. Also called shemagh .
Origin of keffiyehArabic kūfīya from feminine of kūfī of Kufa, Kufic from al-Kūfa Kufa, a city in central Iraq
- A cloth worn on the head and about the neck by some Arab males, indoors and out.
From Arabic كوفية (kufíyya).