foulard

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French foulard.

Pronunciation[edit]

a foulard petticoat from 1882

Noun[edit]

foulard (plural foulards)

  1. A light-weight 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 made with this fabric. [from 19th c.]

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain, perhaps related to fouler.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foulard m (plural foulards)

  1. headscarf

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

foulard m (invariable)

  1. foulard

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