from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman's triangular scarf of lightweight fabric, worn over the shoulders and crossed or tied in a loose knot at the breast.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A woman's lightweight triangular scarf worn over the shoulders and tied in front
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A light cape, usually of lace, worn by women, to cover the neck and throat, and extending to the shoulders.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small triangular piece of stuff; hence, any covering for the neck and shoulders forming part of a woman's dress, sometimes a small light covering, as of lace or muslin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lightweight triangular scarf worn by a woman
French, from past participle of ficher, to fix, from Vulgar Latin *figicāre, from Latin fīgere; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French fichu. (Wiktionary)