Definition of handkerchief noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

handkerchief

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈhæŋkərtʃɪf//
 
, NAmE//ˈhæŋkərˌtʃif//
 
(informal hanky, hankie)
 
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a small piece of material that you use for blowing your nose, etc.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: handkerchief