a large, printed handkerchief, typically one with white spots or figures on a red or blue background.
any large scarf for the neck or head.
Well, he does a reggae rap while wearing a bandana on his head.
It’s Been 20 Years Since Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Ryan Gosling Joined the Mickey Mouse Club Kevin Fallon November 14, 2013
He makes frequent appearances on television, usually wearing aviator shades and a bandana to disguise his identity.
The Way to Understand Kim Jong-il Was Through His Stomach Barbara Demick December 18, 2011
His face was partially obscured by a bandana and a baseball cap, from beneath which his long ponytail hung limply.
Rand Paul’s Fans Hate His ISIS Plan Olivia Nuzzi September 18, 2014
But let us be pathetic—so get out your bandana, and prepare to blow your nose most touchingly.
The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. II of 2) Michael Scott
A bandana was tied across his eyes, and the men led him into the pocket of rock.
Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
Salvador held out the cash to Raul, and mopped his face with the bandana, puffing loudly.
When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
He wiped away with the bandana, thinking that thus he concealed his emotions.
Terry Charles Goff Thomson
He wiped his face with his bandana handkerchief as he spoke, for it was wet with the sweat that ran trickling down his cheeks.
Within the Capes Howard Pyle
His rough hair was braided into a queue and tied back with a bandana.
Strange Stories of the Great River Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
McCoy cried involuntarily, mopping his face with a bandana handkerchief.
South Sea Tales Jack London
a large silk or cotton handkerchief or neckerchief
also often bandanna, 1752, from Hindi bandhnu, a method of dyeing, from Sanskrit badhnati “binds” (because the cloth is tied like modern tie-dye), from same PIE root as band (n.1). Etymologically, the colors and spots are what makes it a bandana.
noun (Hinglish) a male monkey (informal) an impudent or mischievous man or boy Contemporary Examples “His job requires being able to work 18 hours a day and he cannot,” says a Saudi who has collaborated closely with bandar. Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia’s Gatsby, Master Spy Christopher Dickey November 15, 2013 bandar has always […]
- Bandar abbas
a seaport in S Iran. Contemporary Examples From the Syrian capital, it was shipped to Tehran and then transported by land to the port of Bandar Abbas. Israel Seizes Iranian Rockets—and Pounces on Tehran for ‘Supplying Terrorists’ Eli Lake March 5, 2014
- Bandar lampung
noun a port in Indonesia, in S Sumatra on the Sunda Strait; formed by merging the cities of Tanjungkarang and Telukbetung, and sometimes still referred to as Tanjungkarang-Telukbetung. Pop: 742 749 (2000)
- Bandar seri begawan
a seaport in and the capital of the sultanate of Brunei, on the NW coast of Borneo, in the Malay Archipelago. a sultanate under British protection on the NW coast of Borneo: formerly a British protectorate; gained independence 1984. 2220 sq. mi. (5750 sq. km). Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan. noun the capital of Brunei. Pop: […]