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chiffon

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noun chif·fon \shi-ˈfän, ˈshi-ˌ\

Simple Definition of chiffon

  • : a very thin cloth made especially of silk

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chiffon

  1. 1 :  an ornamental addition (as a knot of ribbons) to a woman's dress

  2. 2 :  a sheer fabric especially of silk

Origin and Etymology of chiffon

French, literally, rag, from chiffe old rag, alteration of Middle French chipe, from Middle English chip chip


First Known Use: 1765


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chiffon

adjective chif·fon

Definition of chiffon

  1. 1 :  resembling chiffon in sheerness or softness

  2. 2 :  having a light delicate texture achieved usually by adding whipped egg whites or whipped gelatin <lemon chiffon pie>



1903

First Known Use of chiffon

1903


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