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A woman's triangular scarf of lightweight fabric, worn over the shoulders and crossed or tied in a loose knot at the breast.
[French, from past participle of ficher, to fix, from Vulgar Latin *figicāre, from Latin fīgere; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a woman's shawl or scarf of some light material, worn esp in the 18th century
[C19: from French: small shawl, from ficher to fix with a pin, from Latin fīgere to fasten, fix]
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fich•u(ˈfɪʃ u, ˈfi ʃu)
n., pl. fich•us.
a woman's sheer triangular scarf, worn over the shoulders or around the neck, often with the ends tucked into a low neckline.
[1795–1805; < French: n. use of past participle of ficher to drive in, fix, throw < Latin fīgere]
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