Definition of kerchief noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

kerchief

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɜːtʃɪf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrtʃɪf//
 
(old-fashioned)
 
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a square piece of cloth worn on the head or around the neck Word Origin Middle English kerchef, from Old French cuevrechief, from couvrir ‘to cover’ + chief ‘head’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kerchief