- attractive and fashionable; stylish: a chic hat.
- style and elegance, especially in dress: Paris clothes have such chic.
- stylishness; modishness: the chic of the firstnighters.
- casual and understated style, as in dress or décor, that expresses a specified trendy lifestyle or activity: Black-rimmed glasses bring some geek chic to your outfit.
Origin of chic
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Examples from the Web for chicest
Tina Brown: Who do you think today is the chicest man in the world?Tom Ford Unzipped: Interview Transcript
The Daily Beast Video
December 12, 2009
Later, when Tom Ford described him as the “chicest man on the planet”, he had little choice but to adopt that as his look.Karzai’s Paranoid World
November 18, 2009
From the chicest sandals to the most useful summer gadgets, The Daily Beast has got you covered.The New Beach Essentials
Katharine Zarrella, Elizabeth Gates
June 4, 2009
- (esp of fashionable clothes, women, etc) stylish or elegant
- stylishness, esp in dress; modishness; fashionable good taste
- any of various fashion movements based on a particular lifestyleradical chic; geek chic
Word Origin and History for chicest
1856, as a noun, "style, artistic skill," from French chic, 19c. in "stylishness" sense, originally "subtlety" (16c.), of unknown origin, perhaps [Klein] related to German Schick "tact, skill," from Middle Low German schikken "arrange appropriately," or Middle High German schicken "to arrange, set in order;" or from French chicane, from chicanerie (see chicanery). The adjectival meaning "stylish" is from 1879 in English, "Not so used in F[rench]." [OED].