noun, plural chis.
Origin of chi1
Origin of Chi
Origin of qi
Related Words for chiChi
Examples from the Web for chi
Contemporary Examples of chi
Instead of a corsage, he brought me a plastic duck he'd stolen from a Chi Chi's restaurant.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin
August 23, 2014
By now I'm so overwrought with chi's and fu's and kong's and kung's that my eyes have about crossed.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou
John Ed Bradley
April 27, 2014
In Chobits, hapless waiter Hideki ends up purchasing a “persocom,” an android called Chi, and slowly falls in love with her.
Chi, like Samantha (Scarlett Johannson), ends up becoming a transcendent being that threatens her relationship with a human.
Alfonso Signorini, editor of Chi magazine, has defended his decision to print the images.Why William is Powerless To Protest New Kate Pics
February 14, 2013
Historical Examples of chi
Me and my buddies, we just come back from fighting in Chi, Gerri.Mutineer
Robert J. Shea
Chicago came to be so common a word that they began to call it "Chi."Negro Migration during the War
Emmett J. Scott
When he was steward of the Chi, Chung-kung asked how to rule.
Chi Huan accepted them, and for three days no court was held.
He gave forth the last cry with all his might, emphasising the “chi—or!”The Crystal Hunters
George Manville Fenn
ch'i or qi
Word Origin for chi
22nd letter of the Greek alphabet, representing a -kh- sound (see ch). The letter is shaped like an X, and so the Greek letter name was used figuratively to signify such a shape or arrangement (e.g. khiasma "two things placed crosswise;" khiastos "arranged diagonally; marked with an X;" khiazein "to mark with an 'X', to write the letter 'X'"). Some dialects used chi to represent the -ks- sound properly belonging to xi; Latin picked this up and the sound value of chi in Latin-derived alphabets is now that of English X.
"physical life force," 1850, from Chinese qi "air, breath."