Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Syria, a small shawl or scarf worn about the head, and bound with a colored cord.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of keffiyeh.

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  • noun an Arab headdress consisting of a square piece of cloth folded into a triangle and fastened over the crown by an agal

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The hatemongering Malkin thinks that scarf looks like a kaffiyeh, which is worn in the Middle East.

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  • "The person manning the base gate thinks that anyone wearing a kaffiyeh is a terrorist," he insisted.

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  • "The person manning the base gate thinks that anyone wearing a kaffiyeh is a terrorist," the cousin continued.

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  • "The person manning the base gate thinks that anyone wearing a kaffiyeh is a terrorist," he insisted.

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  • Many of the targets were basic silhouettes, though others were figures wearing traditional Arab head scarves, called kaffiyeh, and holding rocket-propelled grenades.

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  • "The person manning the base gate thinks that anyone wearing a kaffiyeh is a terrorist," the cousin continued.

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  • "The person manning the base gate thinks that anyone wearing a kaffiyeh is a terrorist," he insisted.

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