neckerchief


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neck·er·chief

 (nĕk′ər-chĭf, -chēf′)
n.
A kerchief worn around the neck.
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neckerchief

(ˈnɛkətʃɪf; -ˌtʃiːf)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a piece of ornamental cloth, often square, worn around the neck
[C14: from neck + kerchief]
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neck•er•chief

(ˈnɛk ər tʃɪf, -ˌtʃif)

n.
a cloth worn around the neck.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neckerchief - a kerchief worn around the neckneckerchief - a kerchief worn around the neck  
kerchief - a square scarf that is folded into a triangle and worn over the head or about the neck
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Translations

neckerchief

[ˈnekətʃiːf] Npañuelo m
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neckerchief

nHalstuch nt
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References in classic literature ?
He had replaced his neckerchief loosely, and had stood, keenly observant of me, biting a long end of it.
And when he said so, Dennis roared again, and smote his leg still harder, and falling into fits of laughter, wiped his eyes with the corner of his neckerchief, and cried, 'Muster Gashford agin' all England hollow!'
He was dressed in a suit of ample dimensions, loose neckerchief, open shirtcollar, disclosing a robust neck; his cuffs were invariably unbuttoned, through which appeared a pair of red hands.
On the left of his great leader sat the poetic Snodgrass, and near him again the sporting Winkle; the former poetically enveloped in a mysterious blue cloak with a canine-skin collar, and the latter communicating additional lustre to a new green shooting-coat, plaid neckerchief, and closely-fitted drabs.
When our shipmates wondered at this, Toby exclaimed in his odd grave way that the rest might do, as they liked, but that he for one preserved his go-ashore traps for the Spanish main, where the tie of a sailor's neckerchief might make some difference; but as for a parcel of unbreeched heathen, he wouldn't go to the bottom of his chest for any of them, and was half disposed to appear among them in buff himself.
'Always a muddle?' said Rachael, with another gentle touch upon his arm, as if to recall him out of the thoughtfulness, in which he was biting the long ends of his loose neckerchief as he walked along.
He was dressed in a smartly-cut snuff-coloured coat, with large brass buttons; an orange neckerchief; a coarse, staring, shawl-pattern waistcoat; and drab breeches.
It consisted of a brown body-coat with a great many brass buttons up the front and only one behind, a bright check neckerchief, a plaid waistcoat, soiled white trousers, and a very limp hat, worn with the wrong side foremost, to hide a hole in the brim.
He wore, besides, drab breeches and gaiters, a white neckerchief, and a broad-brimmed white hat.
All this time, Mr Boffin had been rolling his eyes over his loosened neckerchief, as if his fit were still upon him.
She gave such a bound from the floor, as she clapped her little hands, that two stray curls fell from under her Quaker cap, and lay brightly on her white neckerchief.
My passion takes away my appetite, and makes me wear my newest silk neckerchief continually.