Origin of chiffon
Examples from the Web for chiffon
The acrobat was twirling during her performance, suspended by a chiffon scarf.Thrills and Too Many Spills: The Dangers of the Circus|Marina Watts|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The dress is a classic, with its soft, lavender hue, chiffon fabric, and minimalist shape.
As her website boasts, the collection features “silk charmeuse, chiffon, and stretch wovens.”From ‘The Hills’ to Over the Hill: Lauren Conrad’s Premature Aging|Anna Klassen|September 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Her flowing dusty-rose gown seemed to envelop her—like a chiffon pup tent held up with silver sequins.Rooney Mara, Michelle Williams, Kristen Wiig: 2012 Oscars’ Best, Worst, and Wilted|Robin Givhan|February 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Sparkle winked under layers of chiffon and fur, and peaked out from under the hem of a cape.
While her new protector was away, Barbara not only made the suggested changes, but she did marvels with the chiffon.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
The chiffon was caught up here and there with tiny clusters of 94pinky-white rosebuds.Marjorie Dean High School Freshman|Pauline Lester
They went at once to the veiling department, where Belle purchased her chiffon.The Motor Girls in the Mountains|Margaret Penrose
Brocade and cloth, chiffon and velvet, swung out to view on adjustable supports.The Messenger|Elizabeth Robins
You'd have thought it must be a creation of chiffon and ermine, not of ordinary brick and mortar.The Brentons|Anna Chapin Ray
British Dictionary definitions for chiffon
Word Origin for chiffon
Word Origin and History for chiffon
"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.