- a sheer, lightweight fabric of silk, nylon, etc.
- [pl.] ribbons, laces, etc. used as accessories to a woman's dress
Origin of chiffonFr, diminutive of chiffe, a rag, piece of cloth from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Arabic šiff, light garment
- made of chiffon
- Cooking made light and porous as by the addition of stiffly beaten egg whites: lemon chiffon pie