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



BrE BrE//skɑːf//
; NAmE NAmE//skɑːrf//
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(pl. scarves
BrE BrE//skɑːvz//
; NAmE NAmE//skɑːrvz//
, (less frequent)scarfs)
a piece of cloth that is worn around the neck, for example for warmth or decoration. Women also wear scarves over their shoulders or hair. a woollen/silk scarf See related entries: Clothes
Word Originnoun mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘sash (around the waist or over the shoulder)’): probably based on Old Northern French escarpe, probably identical with Old French escharpe ‘pilgrim's scrip’.Extra examples He wrapped his scarf around his neck. Her hair was covered by a silk scarf. She had a scarf tied over her head.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scarf

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