What does bandana mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bandanna, bandananoun

    large and brightly colored handkerchief; often used as a neckerchief


  1. bandananoun

    A large kerchief, usually colourful and used as head gear or as a handkerchief, neckerchief, bikini, or sweatband.

  2. Etymology: From बध्नाति.


  1. bandana

    A kerchief (from the Old French couvrechief, "cover head"), also known as a bandana, bandanna, or "Wild Rag" (in cowboy culture), is a triangular or square piece of cloth tied around the head, face or neck for protective or decorative purposes. The popularity of head kerchiefs may vary by culture or religion, often being used as a Christian headcovering by women of the Anabaptist, Eastern Orthodox, and Plymouth Brethren denominations, as well as by some Orthodox Jewish and Muslim women. The neckerchief and handkerchief are related items.


  1. bandana

    A bandana is a large, usually colorful, square piece of cloth that is often worn on the head or around the neck for protective or decorative purposes. It can also be used as a handkerchief, face mask, or flag. The cloth is often printed with a distinct pattern, commonly paisley. Bandanas have been used in various cultures and have different significances worldwide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bandananoun

    a species of silk or cotton handkerchief, having a uniformly dyed ground, usually of red or blue, with white or yellow figures of a circular, lozenge, or other simple form

  2. Bandananoun

    a style of calico printing, in which white or bright spots are produced upon cloth previously dyed of a uniform red or dark color, by discharging portions of the color by chemical means, while the rest of the cloth is under pressure


  1. Bandana

    Bandana was a Latin Grammy-nominated female pop group from Buenos Aires, Argentina. They saw both local and international success from 2001 until 2004 when they disbanded. In total, they released 3 studio albums, 1 live album and DVD, and a film starring themselves. They were managed by RGB Entertainment and were a big phenomenon, causing hysteria among tween and teen girls.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bandana

    Bandanna, ban-dan′a, n. a kind of silk or cotton coloured handkerchief, with a pattern of spots or diamond prints, originally from India. [Hind. bandhnū, the mode of dyeing these, bāndh, a cord.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Bandana

    The Hindu term for silk goods generally, but now applied to cotton pocket-handkerchiefs with white or yellow spots on a blue ground.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bandana in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bandana in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bandana in a Sentence

  1. Damian Caraballo:

    Caraballo said. Dr. Damian Caraballo was quarantined with his wife and kids in Tampa while awaiting his test results. (Contributed photo) Caraballos nasal test swab was sent out to California where he had to await the results for 6.5 days. Its been frustrated to see other countries -- like South Korea-- have widespread testing and their doctors wearing what looks like spacesuits to treat patients, he said. Meanwhile,the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising doctors dealing with a shortage of facemasks to use a bandana or scarf to care for COVID-19 patients as a last resort. Health care professionals without masks in contact with a COVID-19 patient are advised to stay away from work for 14 days, setting up a scenario for many more doctors and nurses to be absent from the frontlines. The CDC recommendations sound like were in athird world country.

  2. Harvey Fineberg:

    I'm not going to wear a surgical mask, because clinicians need those, but I have a nice western-style bandana I might wear. Or I have a balaclava. I have some pretty nice options.

  3. Evenny Reyes:

    We were just leaving and we saw a guy with a bandana wrapped around his leg because he got shot, there was a little kid hurt on the ground. People were throwing tables and cutting fences to get out.

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