Chiff-chaff

Chiff"-chaff

(), n. [So called from its note.] (Zol.) A species of European warbler (Sylvia hippolais); -- called also chip-chap, and pettychaps.

Chif`fon"

(?), n. [F., lit., rag. See Chiffonier.] 1. Any merely ornamental adjunct of a woman's dress, as a bunch of ribbon, lace, etc.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. A kind of soft gauzy material used for ruches, trimmings, etc.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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Chif`fo*nier"

(?), fem.

Chif`fo

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nire"

(?), } n. [F. chiffonnier, fem. chiffonnire, fr. chiffon rag, fr. chiffe a rag, flimsy cloth.] 1. One who gathers rags and odds and ends; a ragpicker.
[1913 Webster]

2. A receptacle for rags or shreds.
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3. A movable and ornamental closet or piece of furniture with shelves or drawers. G. Eliot.
[1913 Webster]

 

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