Etymology
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fichu (n.)

"scarf, neckerchief, small, triangular piece forming part of a woman's dress," 1803, from French fichu (18c. in this sense), apparently a noun use of the adjective fichu "carelessly thrown on," from Latin figere "to fasten, fix," from PIE root *dheigw- "to stick, fix." "[M]od. substitution for a coarser word" [Weekley].

updated on August 19, 2018

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Definitions of fichu from WordNet

fichu (n.)
a lightweight triangular scarf worn by a woman;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.