Definition of Hanky

1. Noun. A square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory.

Exact synonyms: Handkerchief, Hankey, Hankie
Specialized synonyms: Bandana, Bandanna, Pocket-handkerchief
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Cloth, Piece Of Material



Definition of Hanky

1. Noun. (colloquial) Short form of handkerchief. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hanky

1. a handkerchief [n -KIES] - See also: handkerchief

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hanky

hank panky
hanked
hanker
hankered
hankerer
hankerers
hankering
hankeringly
hankerings
hankers
hankey
hankie
hankies
hanking
hanksite
hanky (current term)
hanky panky
hanmun
hannayite
hannebachite
hansa
hansas
hanse
hanseatic
hansel
hanseled
hanselines
hanseling
hanselled

Literary usage of Hanky

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1. Erewhon Revisited Twenty Years Later: Both by the Original Discoverer of the by Samuel Butler (1920)
"In vain did hanky try to put fresh life into his sermon; ... hanky did his best to quiet his hearers when he found that he could not infuriate them,— "This ..."

2. My Consulate in Samoa: A Record of Four Years' Sojourn in the Navigators by William Brown Churchward (1887)
"... Dollars—hanky-Panky Man—A Modern Cannibal—Making Use of a Friend— Never Cannibals—Queen's Birthday—Flag-wagging—My Portrait Gallery—The German Boy—The ..."

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