noun, plural fich·us [fish-ooz; French fee-shy] /ˈfɪʃ uz; French fiˈʃü/.
Origin of fichu
Examples from the Web for fichus
Also there were fichus and lace-edged handkerchiefs and such things, to strike a young girl dumb with delight.The Story of Bawn|Katharine Tynan
Grandfather liked Grandmother to wear caps, so she did it; also fichus and full-skirted silks, whether such were in fashion or no.The Wishing-Ring Man|Margaret Widdemer
British Dictionary definitions for fichus
Word Origin for fichu
Word Origin and History for fichus
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].