Synonyms for fichu
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FICHU
The green chiffon crossed the shoulders in fichu effect, and the elbow-length sleeves were edged with bands of green.
Pamela's contained a rather short-waisted frock of lilac silk, with a fichu of chiffon tied softly round the shoulders.
It only wants the sleeves shortened and some lace put in, and the neck turned down to make it lower, and then a fichu put round.
The women wore a calico skirt, a white shirt with a bracelet at the elbow to hold the sleeves and a fichu on the head.
She furthermore wore a fichu of a style which had been entirely extinct for fifty years at least.
There were ruffles of point lace in the full sleeves, and she held up the point-lace cap and fichu that completed the costume.
She paused to shake out the lustrous silk and spread the fichu over it that I might see the delicate pattern of the lace.
The fichu was one her mother had thrown away long ago, and Esther had rescued.
"Doubtless," replied Madame, arranging a napkin carefully over her fichu, and dealing rigorously with some mayonnaise sauce.
And you look deliciously pretty in that dress, though she did make a fiasco of the back; let the fichu come well down over it.
1803, from French fichu (18c. in this sense), apparently a noun use of the adj. fichu "carelessly thrown on," from Latin figere "to fasten" (see fix). "[M]od. substitution for a coarser word" [Weekley].