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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHIFFON

They were working up the judges into a state of excitement for this chiffon court-martial.

At first she proceeded circumspectly, with an eye to the chiffon.

She would wear the chiffon, another chiffon, altogether glorious.

Another "dressed in grey satin and chiffon" sang charmingly.

Crêpe yarn is used in making crêpe, chiffon, and for other purposes.

I was Peace, of course, in chiffon draperies, with my hair down.

It was a white parasol, of silk and chiffon, with a pearl handle.

The girl in chiffon didn't, either, but that's neither here nor there.

And we all had satin slippers and silk stockings and chiffon scarfs to match.

Gladys was quite right; why did she have that rag of chiffon?

WORD ORIGIN

"feminine finery, sheer silk fabric," 1765, from French chiffon (17c.), diminutive of chiffe "a rag, piece of cloth" (17c.), of unknown origin, perhaps a variant of English chip (n.1) or one of its Germanic cousins. Klein suggests Arabic. Extension to pastry is attested by 1929.

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