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chic

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Pronunciation: /ʃiːk
 
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Definition of chic in English:

adjective (chicer, chicest)

Elegantly and stylishly fashionable: she looked every inch the chic Frenchwoman
More example sentences
  • 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!
Synonyms
stylish, smart, elegant, sophisticated, dapper, debonair, dashing, trim, tasteful, understated, attractive, flattering;
Frenchà la mode
North American informal fly, spiffy, sassy, kicky, tony, stylin'
archaic trig

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
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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

chicly

1
adverb
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.

chicness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Perhaps the booze run devalued French chicness, replacing it with French cheapness.
  • Doesn't ‘Biore’ sound like it should be an adjective indicating chicness?

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