Definition of chiffon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʃɪfɒn//
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪˈfɑːn//
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a type of fine transparent cloth made from silk or nylon, used especially for making clothes Word Originmid 18th cent. (originally plural, denoting trimmings on a woman's dress): from French, from chiffe ‘rag’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chiffon