bandanna


bandanna
ban|dan|na
bandana [bænˈdænə] n
[Date: 1700-1800; : Hindi; Origin: badhnu 'cloth tied and then colored', from badhna 'to tie']
a large brightly coloured piece of cloth you wear around your head or neck

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Bandanna — Originated in India as bright coloured handkerchiefs of silk and cotton with spots in white and coloured grounds, chiefly red and blue. The silk styles were made of the finest quality yarns, and were very popular. Bandanna prints for clothing… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • bandanna — UK [bænˈdænə] / US [ˌbænˈdænə] or bandana UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bandanna : singular bandanna plural bandannas a piece of coloured cloth worn around your head or neck …   English dictionary

  • Bandanna — Ban*dan na, Bandana Ban*dan a, n. [Hind. b[=a]ndhn[=u] a mode of dyeing in which the cloth is tied in different places so as to prevent the parts tied from receiving the dye. Cf. {Band}, n.] 1. A species of silk or cotton handkerchief, having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bandanna — [n] colorful scarf handkerchief, kerchief, neckerchief, silk; concept 450 …   New thesaurus

  • bandanna — ► NOUN ▪ a large coloured handkerchief or neckerchief. ORIGIN Hindi …   English terms dictionary

  • bandanna — or bandana [ban dan′ə] n. [Hindi bāndhnū, a method of dyeing < Sans bándhana , tying (so named because the cloth is tied to prevent certain parts from receiving the dye) < IE * bhendh , BIND] a large, colored handkerchief, usually with a… …   English World dictionary

  • bandanna — [[t]bændæ̱nə[/t]] bandannas also bandana N COUNT A bandanna is a brightly coloured piece of cloth which is worn around a person s neck or head. He was wearing a bright yellow T shirt and a bandanna around his neck …   English dictionary

  • bandanna — noun (C) a large brightly coloured piece of cloth you wear around your head or neck: hair tied up in a scarlet bandanna …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bandanna — or bandana noun Etymology: Hindi bāṅdhnū & Urdu bāndhnū tie dyeing, cloth so dyed, ultimately from Sanskrit badhnāti he ties more at bind Date: 1741 a large often colorfully patterned handkerchief …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bandanna — bandannaed /ban dan euhd/, adj. /ban dan euh/, n. 1. a large, printed handkerchief, typically one with white spots or figures on a red or blue background. 2. any large scarf for the neck or head. Also, bandana. [1745 55; earlier bandanno (second… …   Universalium

  • bandanna — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. handkerchief, neckerchief, kerchief …   English dictionary for students


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