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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fish-oo; French fee-shy]
    • /ˈfɪʃ u; French fiˈʃü/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fish-oo; French fee-shy]
    • /ˈfɪʃ u; French fiˈʃü/

Definition of fichus word

  • noun plural fichus a woman's kerchief or shawl, generally triangular in shape, worn draped over the shoulders or around the neck with the ends drawn together on the breast. 1

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Origin of fichus

First appearance:

before 1795
One of the 43% newest English words
1795-1805; < French: noun use of fichu, past participle of ficher to drive in, fix (informally, to throw, fling; hence, something put on hastily, loosely attached) < Vulgar Latin *fīgicāre, for Latin fīgere; cf. finca

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fichus popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fichus

noun fichus

  • mantle — a construction framing the opening of a fireplace and usually covering part of the chimney breast in a more or less decorative manner.
  • shawl — a square, triangular, or oblong piece of wool or other material worn, especially by women, about the shoulders, or the head and shoulders, in place of a coat or hat outdoors, and indoors as protection against chill or dampness.
  • cope — If you cope with a problem or task, you deal with it successfully.
  • cloak — A cloak is a long, loose, sleeveless piece of clothing which people used to wear over their other clothes when they went out.
  • wrapper — a person or thing that wraps.

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