Keffiyeh definition

kə-fēə
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.
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A cloth worn on the head and about the neck by some Arab males, indoors and out.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of keffiyeh - kaffiya, kufiya, kaffiyeh

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
keffiyeh
Plural:
keffiyehs

Origin of keffiyeh

  • Arabic kūfīya from feminine of kūfī of Kufa, Kufic from al-Kūfa Kufa, a city in central Iraq

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic كوفية (kufíyya).

    From Wiktionary