fichu

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fichu a lightweight triangular scarf worn by a woman
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fichu A light cape, usually of lace, worn by women, to cover the neck and throat, and extending to the shoulders.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fichu A small triangular piece of stuff; hence, any covering for the neck and shoulders forming part of a woman's dress, sometimes a small light covering, as of lace or muslin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fichu fē-shü′ a three-cornered cape worn over the shoulders, the ends crossed upon the bosom: a triangular piece of muslin, &c., for the neck.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., neckerchief
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

Miss Ellen Terry is attired in black, with a white fichu at her breast to relieve the monotony of this sombre garb.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, March 1893" by Various
She smoothed a stray wisp of hair which had escaped from under her lace cap: she gave a tug to her fichu and a pat to her skirts.
"The Bronze Eagle" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
The tall girl was dreadfully plain, and I should have looked so well in her silk gown, with the shorter sister's chiffon fichu.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
Sophie in her little cell rose early and turned her fichu.
"Terribly Intimate Portraits" by Noël Coward
Mrs. Parsons put on a Sabbath garment of black silk to receive her brother, and round her neck a lace fichu.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
She wears a gray silk cloak, a lace fichu, and a parasol.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 2, April 1906" by Various
She knotted her fichu round her bare head.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
The fichu was one her mother had thrown away long ago, and Esther had rescued.
"The Carroll Girls" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
On the third evening Theo made her appearance wearing her best fichu, and with a face wreathed in smiles.
"The Daughters of a Genius" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
She fetched a lace fichu, which she knotted loosely on her bosom.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
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