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chiffon

noun chif·fon \ shi-ˈfän , ˈshi-ˌ \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of chiffon

1 : an ornamental addition (such as a knot of ribbons) to a woman's dress
2 : a sheer fabric especially of silk

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Origin and Etymology of chiffon

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


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chiffon

adjective

Definition of chiffon

1 : resembling chiffon in sheerness or softness
2 : having a light delicate texture achieved usually by adding whipped egg whites or whipped gelatin
  • lemon chiffon pie

First Known Use of chiffon

1903


CHIFFON Defined for English Language Learners

chiffon

noun

Definition of chiffon for English Language Learners

  • : a very thin cloth made especially of silk



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