chiffon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

chiffon (plural chiffons)

  1. A sheer silk or rayon fabric
    Her dresses are made from these marvelous chiffons.

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Etymology[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

chiffon m (plural chiffons)

  1. rag
  2. scrap (of paper)

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