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[ foo-lahrd, fuh- ]
/ fuˈlɑrd, fə- /


a soft, lightweight silk, rayon, or cotton of plain or twill weave with printed design, for neckties, scarves, trimmings, etc.

Nearby words

foul tip, foul up, foul-mouthed, foul-up, foulage, foulard, foulbrood, fouled-up, foulie, fouling, foully

Origin of foulard

From French, dating back to 1820–30, of uncertain origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for foulard


/ (fuːˈlɑːd, ˈfuːlɑː) /


a soft light fabric of plain-weave or twill-weave silk or rayon, usually with a printed design
something made of this fabric, esp a scarf or handkerchief

Word Origin for foulard

C19: from French, of unknown origin
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