Definitions

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  • noun Same as handkerchief.

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  • noun colloquial Short form of handkerchief.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I have yet to see a politician who is not or has never been involved in hanky panky.

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  • Second I struggle with the hanky debate this time of year too (boo ragweed), the hanky is great for small sniffles but for my shonze needs, hygienically I've got to use the disposable tissue.

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  • The doctor is Lassiter's client, and Lassiter discovers that the good surgeon has been involved in hanky-panky with the doctor's wife.

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  • The doctor is Lassiter's client, and Lassiter discovers that the good surgeon has been involved in hanky-panky with the doctor's wife.

    To Speak for the Dead -- Paul Levine

  • DeLay is starting to resemble the Madam of a Whorehouse claiming that she had no idea what was going on upstairs, and she’s just shocked, shocked I tell you, to discover that the girls were involved in hanky panky.

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  • And the hanky was a means for him to collect his winning?

    Fatal Circle

  • I'm here to tell you, down here in Jim Crow Heaven, the notion of hanky panky with a black woman worked like a charm.

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  • When I think of him I recall his British pronunciation of 'suit', the way he called a hanky a 'kerchief' and that he was fond of over-sized shaving brushes from Floris.

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  • In Humphrey Carpenter's pedestrian biography of Britten, there is a fascinating quote from the adult David Hemmings after the author asked him about what kind of hanky-panky went on between the young Hemmings and the besotted composer while they created "The Turn of The Screw," which premiered in Venice.

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  • In Humphrey Carpenter's pedestrian biography of Britten, there is a fascinating quote from the adult David Hemmings after the author asked him about what kind of hanky-panky went on between the young Hemmings and the besotted composer while they created "The Turn of The Screw," which premiered in Venice.

    The Turn of The Screw

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  • A handkerchief.

    January 17, 2008

  • I notice his specs

    are steaming with brine.

    He wields a grubby

    snot-spattered hanky...

    - Peter Reading, 5x5x5x5x5, 1983

    July 4, 2008