scarfwise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

scarf +‎ -wise

Adverb[edit]

scarfwise (not comparable)

  1. In the manner of a scarf.
    • 1854, Hugh Clark, Thomas Wormull, An Introduction to Heraldry
      The JEWEL is likewise worn pendent from a light blue riband scarfwise over the right shoulder.
    • 1992, Norman Rush, Mating
      [] a coarsely knit white cardigan and a black turban whose broadened tails could be arranged around her neck scarfwise.