fichu

noun
fi·​chu | \ ˈfi-(ˌ)shü How to pronounce fichu (audio) , ˈfē- How to pronounce fichu (audio) \

Definition of fichu

: a woman's light triangular scarf that is draped over the shoulders and fastened in front or worn to fill in a low neckline

First Known Use of fichu

1803, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fichu

French, from past participle of ficher to stick in, throw on, from Vulgar Latin *figicare, from Latin figere to fasten, pierce

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“Fichu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fichu. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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