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chiffon

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French chiffon, from Middle French chiffe "cloth, old rag" from Old French chipe "rag", from Middle English chip, chippe "chip, shard, fragment" from Old English ċipp "chip, splinter, beam" from Proto-Germanic *kippaz, *kipaz (log, beam). Akin to Old Saxon kip "beam, post", Old High German kipfa "axle-rod, stave". More at chip.

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NounEdit

chiffon (plural chiffons)

  1. A sheer silk or rayon fabric.
    Her dresses are made from these marvelous chiffons.
  2. Any purely ornamental accessory on a woman's dress, such as a bunch of ribbon, lace, etc.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From chiffe +‎ -on. Chiffe is from Middle French chiffe "cloth, old rag" from Old French chipe "rag", from Middle English chip, chippe "chip, shard, fragment" from Old English ċipp "chip, splinter, beam" from Proto-Germanic *kippaz, *kipaz (log, beam). Akin to Old Saxon kip "beam, post", Old High German kipfa "axle-rod, stave". More at chip.

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NounEdit

chiffon m (plural chiffons)

  1. rag
  2. scrap (of paper)

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