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chica

n.

"young girl," U.S. slang, c.2002, from American Spanish chica "girl," fem. of chico "boy," noun use of adjective meaning "small" (here used as an affectionate term of address), from Latin ciccum, literally "chick-pea," figurative of an object of little value (cf. Old French chiche).

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Historical Examples

  • It is about time for me to think of finding a husband for you Chica.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling

  • "Go and walk in the garden, Chica," said Don Alfonso, interrupting him.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling

  • Thenceforward Tom, whom the Chica loved, was the Caïd's only friend.

  • "Come in, chica" (girl), said her mistress, making a sign for her to approach.

    The Bee Hunters

    Gustave Aimard

  • Give Estevan a chair, chica, and then go; I do not want you any longer.

    The Bee Hunters

    Gustave Aimard