American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A cloth headdress fastened by a band around the crown and usually worn by Arab men.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Syria, a small shawl or scarf worn about the head, and bound with a colored cord.
- n. alternative spelling of keffiyeh.
- n. an Arab headdress consisting of a square piece of cloth folded into a triangle and fastened over the crown by an agal
- Arabic kaffīya, colloquial variant of kūfīya, perhaps from Late Latin cofea, helmet; see coif. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The logic, born in college dining halls and now embraced by people well into adulthood, that holds that donning a colored plastic bracelet or a kaffiyeh is an act of personal and political self-definition can and does attach the same significance to snowboarding and to selecting one’s iPod playlist.”
“As the merchant and I bargained about whether the kaffiyeh should be a dollar or two, I asked the older gentleman selling me the scarves why he would want to sell them at inflated prices to me.”
“The hatemongering Malkin thinks that scarf looks like a kaffiyeh, which is worn in the Middle East.”
“The person manning the base gate thinks that anyone wearing a kaffiyeh is a terrorist," he insisted.”
“Many of the targets were basic silhouettes, though others were figures wearing traditional Arab head scarves, called kaffiyeh, and holding rocket-propelled grenades.”
“President Obama wearing a kaffiyeh which is set to be posted across Israel by rightist group Hazit.”
“Musbah Shoaibe, a kaffiyeh wrapped around his head and an ammunition belt draped across his neck, was hanging out with a group of friends who took part in the takeover of an oil refinery at Zuweitina.”
“With a kaffiyeh draped around the collar of his borrowed camouflage jacket, he, along with his comrades, appear every inch the classic revolutionary.”
“A scarf that was clearly not a kaffiyeh, which, by the way, is just a hat that Arabs wear, not some universal symbol of jihad.”
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