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.
Alternative Form of keffiyeh - kaffiya, kufiya, kaffiyeh
Other Word Forms
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).