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 (fĭsh′o͞o, fē-sho͞o′)
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.]


(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]


(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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Noun1.fichu - a lightweight triangular scarf worn by a womanfichu - a lightweight triangular scarf worn by a woman
scarf - a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration
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Our good child ransacked all her drawers, cupboards, reticules, and gimcrack boxes--passed in review all her gowns, fichus, tags, bobbins, laces, silk stockings, and fallals-- selecting this thing and that and the other, to make a little heap for Rebecca.
Those who saw them often asked how it was that a woman could keep her husband in good clothes, wear a Leghorn bonnet with flowers, embroidered muslin dresses, silk mantles, prunella boots, handsome fichus, a Chinese parasol, and drive home in a hackney-coach, and yet be virtuous; while Madame Colleville and other "ladies" of her kind could scarcely make ends meet, though they had double Madame Minard's means.
Berg rose and embraced his wife carefully, so as not to crush her lace fichu for which he had paid a good price, kissing her straight on the lips.
Princess Yusupova wore one exactly like this," said Berg, pointing to the fichu with a happy and kindly smile.
Mademoiselle Stangerson threw a fichu shawl over her shoulders and I plainly saw that it was she who was begging Monsieur Darzac to go with her into the garden.
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Then, as now, somber black was a mainstay color of mourning, whose latter stages could be enlivened by chic additions seen in fashion plates such as stripes, pierrots, fringe, muffs, embroidered fichus, and watch chains (145-46).
En ella, en el contexto de una discusion en torno al problema del analisis, se vuelve a recoger, como en el ya citado Fichus, explicitamente, un legado que habria siempre estado tejiendose a hurtadillas, como a duermevela.
A gracious entrance hall leads into the living and dining room with its large crown mouldings, travertine floors and almost 10-foot high ceilings, and opens to a private landscaped backyard garden decorated with flowering bushes, an orchid tree and palms all enclosed within a 10 foot high fichus hedge.