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foulard

[foo-lahrd, fuh-]
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noun
  1. a soft, lightweight silk, rayon, or cotton of plain or twill weave with printed design, for neckties, scarves, trimmings, etc.
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Origin of foulard

From French, dating back to 1820–30, of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for foulard

Historical Examples

  • She felt as if she were choking somehow, and removed the foulard that she wore about her neck.

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola

  • Instinctively she sensed when taffeta was to be superseded by foulard.

    Half Portions

    Edna Ferber

  • He glanced over his shoulder and winked jocosely at the woman with the foulard blouse.

    Mrs. Bindle

    Hebert Jenkins

  • The first sum was wrapped in a foulard handkerchief knotted by the four corners.

    The Village Rector

    Honore de Balzac

  • At once to the quick click of an ouvreuses key, the door opened and Tempest appeared, a foulard showing above his coat.

    The Monster

    Edgar Saltus


British Dictionary definitions for foulard

foulard

noun
  1. a soft light fabric of plain-weave or twill-weave silk or rayon, usually with a printed design
  2. something made of this fabric, esp a scarf or handkerchief
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Word Origin

C19: from French, of unknown origin
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