Definition of Kaffiyeh

1. Noun. An Arab headdress consisting of a square piece of cloth folded into a triangle and fastened over the crown by an agal.

Generic synonyms: Headdress, Headgear



Definition of Kaffiyeh

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of keffiyeh) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kaffiyeh

1. a large, square kerchief [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kaffiyeh

kaffeeklatsch
kaffeeklatschen
kaffeeklatsches
kaffir
kaffir boom
kaffir bread
kaffir cat
kaffir corn
kaffir lime
kaffir limes
kaffirs
kaffiya
kaffiyah
kaffiyahs
kaffiyas
kaffiyeh (current term)
kaffiyehs
kaffle
kaffles
kafila
kafilah
kafilahs
kafilas
kafindo
kafir
kafir corn
kafirin
kafirins
kafirs
kafkaesque

Literary usage of Kaffiyeh

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1. Going Down from Jerusalem: The Narrative of a Sentimental Traveller by Norman Duncan (1909)
"A sheik of the Bedouins came, arrived from some distant place, having entered by God's Gate, now riding proudly, his robe and kaffiyeh fluttering in the wet ..."

2. Gleanings from the Desert of Arabia by Roger D. Upton (1881)
"... the kaffiyeh to their head, and throws it over the head of the surrendered. In a general fight between two tribes there may be many such instances of ..."

3. We Two Alone in Europe by Mary Louise Ninde Gamewell (1886)
"The gentlemen wore on their heads the Arabic kaffiyeh — a large scarf, or colored cotton handkerchief, caught with a band, and left streaming in the back. ..."

4. We Two Alone in Europe by Mary Louise Ninde (1885)
"The gentlemen wore on their heads the Arabic kaffiyeh — a large scarf, or colored cotton handkerchief, caught with a band, and left streaming in the back. ..."

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