fichu n : a lightweight triangular scarf worn by a woman
- defn French
A fichu is a large, square kerchief worn by women in the 18th century to fill in the low neckline of a bodice. The fichu was generally of linen fabric and was folded diagonally into a triangle and tied, pinned, or tucked into the bodice in front.
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fichu in German: Fichu