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bandanna (n.)

also often bandana, 1752, from Hindi bandhnu, a method of dyeing, from Sanskrit badhnati "binds" (because the cloth is tied in different places like modern tie-dye), from PIE root *bhendh- "to bind." Perhaps to English via Portuguese. Etymologically, the colors and spots are what makes it a bandanna.

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Definitions of bandanna

bandanna (n.)
large and brightly colored handkerchief; often used as a neckerchief;
Synonyms: bandana
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