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Definition of "fichu" [fich•u]

  • A woman's triangular scarf of lightweight fabric, worn over the shoulders and crossed or tied in a loose knot at the breast. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fichu" in a sentence
  • "To our friend both sky and sea were familiar companions; but the fichu was a new friend."
  • "And uses a centuries-­old trick for a glancing smile at modesty called a "fichu.""
  • "Later on, the fichu did the same function and could also be considered an early form of dickey."