Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A handkerchief.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A handkerchief.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A handkerchief used like the modern pocket-handkerchief, but generally carried at the girdle.

Etymologies

Spanish mocador. Compare mokadour. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • BABY CAKE (_Twelfth cake_), dressed like a boy, in a fine long coat, biggin bib, muckender, and a little dagger; his usher bearing a great cake, with a bean and a pease.

    A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide

  • BABY-CAKE, drest like a boy, in a fine long coat, biggin-bib, muckender, and a little dagger; his usher bearing a great cake, with a bean and a pease.

    In The Yule-Log Glow, Vol. IV (of IV)

  • How I laughed at hearing of her throwing a second muckender to a Methusalem!

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 4

  • Moreover, it was she who knew how to play the tabret and sing 'The water runneth to the ravine' and lead up the haye and the round, when need was, with a fine muckender in her hand and a quaint, better than any woman of her neighbourhood; by reason of which things my lord priest became so sore enamoured of her that he was like to lose his wits therefor and would prowl about all day long to get a sight of her.

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

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