Borrowed from Hindi बन्धन (bandhana, “he ties”), from Sanskrit बध्नाति (badhnāti, “he binds”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰendʰ- (“to bind, bond”). Related to बांधना (bāndhnā, “to tie”). Doublet of bind.
bandana (plural bandanas)
- A large kerchief, usually colourful and used either as headgear or as a handkerchief, neckerchief, bikini, or sweatband.
- A style of calico printing, in which white or bright spots are produced upon cloth previously dyed a uniform red or dark colour, by discharging portions of the color by chemical means, while the rest of the cloth is under pressure.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Ure to this entry?)
bandana f (plural bandane)
- Rhymes: -ɐ̃na
bandana f (plural bandanas)
- bandana (piece of cloth worn as headgear)