Kerchief meaning

kûrchĭf, -chēf
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A square scarf, often worn as a head covering.
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A handkerchief.
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A piece of cloth, usually square, worn over the head or around the neck.
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A handkerchief.
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(old-fashioned) A piece of cloth used to cover the head.
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Origin of kerchief

  • Middle English coverchef, curchef from Anglo-Norman courchief (variant of Old French couvrechef) and from Old French couvrechef covrir to cover cover chef head chief

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

  • Middle English, from Old French couvrechief, from couvrir (“to cover”) + chief (“head”).

    From Wiktionary