Definition of pocket handkerchief in English:

pocket handkerchief

noun

  • 1A handkerchief for carrying in a pocket.

  • 2A very small area (of land, etc.).

  • 3A small light sail.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Essex Institute Historical Collections. From pocket + handkerchief.

Pronunciation

pocket handkerchief

/ˌpɒkɪtˈhaŋkətʃɪf//ˌpɒkɪtˈhaŋkətʃiːf/