Fichu definition

fĭsho͝o, fē-sho͝o
A woman's triangular scarf of lightweight fabric, worn over the shoulders and crossed or tied in a loose knot at the breast.
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A three-cornered lace or muslin cape for women, worn with the ends fastened or crossed in front.
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A woman's lightweight triangular scarf worn over the shoulders and tied in front.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fichu
Plural:
fichus

Origin of fichu

  • French from past participle of ficher to fix from Vulgar Latin figicāre from Latin fīgere dhīgw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French fichu.

    From Wiktionary