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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French foulard.

PronunciationEdit

 
a foulard petticoat from 1882

NounEdit

foulard (countable and uncountable, plural foulards)

  1. A lightweight silk or silk-and-cotton fabric, often with a printed pattern. [from 19th c.]
    • 1869, Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad:
      The Empress and the little Grand Duchess wore simple suits of foulard (or foulard silk, I don't know which is proper,) with a small blue spot in it []
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Penguin 2011, p. 176:
      A lot of foulard tie bulged out and was rain-spotted above his crossed lapels.
  2. A piece of clothing, or a handkerchief, made with this fabric. [from 19th c.]

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Origin uncertain, perhaps related to fouler.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

foulard m (plural foulards)

  1. headscarf

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French foulard.

NounEdit

foulard m (invariable)

  1. foulard
    Synonym: fazzoletto

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French foulard.

NounEdit

foulard m (plural foulards)

  1. foulard