Definition of chic in English:
adjective (chicer, chicest)
Elegantly and stylishly fashionable.
- The management of this chic Fifth Avenue fashion store had dared to rearrange the artist's installation.
- No other country in the world, they say, has such a dazzling array of chic fashion on offer.
- The classy curls, gels, trendy perms, and chic colours have not seemed to inspire us!
fashionable, high-fashion, fashion-forward, in vogue, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute, contemporary, à la mode, chi-chi, au courant;
informal trendy, with it, happening, snappy, snazzy, modish, styling/stylin', du jour, in, funky, natty, swish, fly, spiffy, kicky, tony
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Stylishness and elegance, typically of a specified kind: French chic biker chic
More example sentences
- 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.
- Example sentences
- 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.
Mid 19th century: from French, probably from German Schick 'skill'.
Adopted from French, chic ‘elegantly fashionable’ is probably from German Schick ‘skill’.
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