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chichi

[shee-shee]
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adjective
  1. showily or affectedly elegant or trendy; pretentious.
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noun
  1. a chichi person or thing.
  2. the quality of being chichi.
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Origin of chichi

Borrowed into English from French around 1905–10

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1. flashy, ostentatious, flamboyant.
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chichi1

adjective
  1. affectedly pretty or stylish
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noun
  1. the quality of being affectedly pretty or stylish
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Word Origin

C20: from French

chichi2

noun plural chichis (formerly, in India)
    1. a person of mixed British and Indian descent; Anglo-Indian
    2. (as modifier)a chichi accent
    Also (less common): chee-chee
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Word Origin

C18: perhaps from Hindi chhī-chhī, literally: dirt, or perhaps imitative of their supposed singsong speech
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