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[ feesh ]
/ fiʃ /



Nearby words

fibular nerve, fibular vein, fibulocalcaneal, fica, fice, fiche, fichte, fichte, johann gottlieb, fichtean, fichtelgebirge, fichu

Origin of fiche

by shortening
Can be confusedfiche fish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fiche

  • His "fiche" is taken out, and copies of the photograph on it are distributed in the usual quarters.

    The Strand Magazine, Volume XXVII, Issue 160, April, 1904|Various
  • This is termed the prisoner's "fiche," which is now put away for future reference.

British Dictionary definitions for fiche


/ (fiːʃ) /


Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for fiche



1949, "slip of paper, form," from French fiche "card, index card, slip, form," from Old French fichier "to attach, stick into, pin on," from Vulgar Latin *figicare, from Latin figere "to fix, fasten" (see fix (v.)). Sense of "card, strip of film" is a shortening of microfiche (1950).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper