Definition of mouchoir in English:

mouchoir

noun

rare
  • A handkerchief.

    • ‘An unidentified woman clutches a mouchoir while writing a sentimental family letter.’
    • ‘The women of the party are selecting a mouchoir or a new gown.’
    • ‘On her lap lay a mouchoir fragrant with millefleurs, and the last new novel was open in her hand.’
    • ‘Her hair covered with a mouchoir.’
    • ‘Mouchoirs were produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to commemorate notable and royal events.’
    pocket handkerchief
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Origin

Late 17th century: French, from late Latin muccare wipe one's nose, from Latin mucus mucus.

Pronunciation:

mouchoir

/ˈmuːʃwɑː/