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
Origin and Etymology of fichu
French, from past participle of ficher to stick in, throw on, from Vulgar Latin *figicare, from Latin figere to fasten, pierce
First Known Use: 1803
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