One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A light knitted or crocheted woollen scarf, typically worn as a head-covering.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888), author. From Rigolette, the name of a character in Mystères de Paris by Marie-Joseph (‘Eugène’) Sue. Similar use is apparently not recorded in French.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.