noun, plural fich·us [fish-ooz; French fee-shy] /ˈfɪʃ uz; French fiˈʃü/.
Origin of fichu
Examples from the Web for fichu
To begin with, finding it warm, Stella threw off the fichu, greatly to the gain of her personal appearance.Stella Fregelius|H. Rider Haggard
Still Winona felt it was daring, because the collar was low and sported a fichu of lace.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
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 Land of Long Ago|Eliza Calvert Hall
This fichu or cape is made either with fine wool or with silk used three or four times double.Beeton's Book of Needlework|Isabella Beeton
She took the fichu from her shoulders and laid it reverently over the dead man's face: she folded the hands across the breast.Lord Tony's Wife|Baroness Emmuska Orczy
British Dictionary definitions for fichu
Word Origin for fichu
Word Origin and History for fichu
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].