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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: 'piece of thin cloth, chiffon', from chiffe 'old piece of dirty cloth'

chiffon

noun
     
Related topics: Material, Textiles
chif‧fon [uncountable]
TIM a soft thin silk or nylon material that you can see through:
a pink chiffon ballgown

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