head·scarf


head·scarf
/ˈhɛdˌskɑɚf/ noun, pl -scarves [count]
: a piece of cloth worn over a woman's or girl's head

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • scarf — I UK [skɑː(r)f] / US [skɑrf] noun [countable] Word forms scarf : singular scarf plural scarves UK [skɑː(r)vz] / US [skɑrvz] * a piece of cloth that you wear round your neck or head to keep warm or to make yourself look nice II = scarf down scarf… …   English dictionary


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