Definition of chic in English:

chic

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Pronunciation: /ʃiːk
 
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adjective (chicer, chicest)

noun

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  • Stylishness and elegance, typically of a specified kind: the hotel’s lobby and restaurant are the height of designer chic
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    • His clothes are an example of how young designers emphasize chic yet maintain an urban sensibility.
    • It is a deliberate attempt to be different, a blatant statement that the cars are for the discerning driver who loves designer chic.
    • Suddenly, he's the older man and those grey hairs speak years, rather than designer chic.

Derivatives

chicly

adverb
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  • He is fantastic, and his cautionary sentiments about war are warmly supported by the newly and chicly democratic audience.
  • Seen in profile, the self-possessed Peter gazes contemplatively to her right, while the self-portrayed Brooks stares out with steely eyes hooded by the shadows of an imposing, chicly butch hat.
  • Underwear with suspender elastic hanging off may have looked chicly fetishistic on the women but positively frightful on the men.

chicness

noun
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  • Perhaps the booze run devalued French chicness, replacing it with French cheapness.
  • Doesn't ‘Biore’ sound like it should be an adjective indicating chicness?

Origin

mid 19th century: from French, probably from German Schick 'skill'.

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