A square of fine linen worn by women as a covering for the head; hence, anything similar in form or material, worn for ornament on other parts of the person; -- mostly used in compounds; as, neckerchief; breastkerchief; and later, handkerchief.
a square scarf that is folded into a triangle and worn over the head or about the neck
a small scarf
A square of linen or cotton worn around the shoulders.
A kerchief (from the French couvre-chef, "cover the head") is a triangular or square piece of cloth tied around the head or around the neck for protective or decorative purposes. A "handkerchief" primarily refers to a napkin made of cloth, used to maintain personal hygiene. A bandanna or bandana (from the Hindi: à¤¬à¤¨à¥à¤§à¤¨ bandhana, "to tie") is a type of large, usually colorful, kerchief, usually worn on the head.