[ chee-kuh ]

  1. a girl or young woman (often used as a form of address):You are one brave chica, ordering swimwear online right before you leave for vacation!Thanks, chicas, it really feels better to know that others are going through similar situations.: See also chico1.

  2. a girlfriend or sweetheart: When are you and your chica planning to visit us?

Origin of chica

First recorded in 1840–50; from Spanish: “girl,” feminine of chico1

Words Nearby chica Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use chica in a sentence

  • "You have had a visitor this morning, chica," said Don Alfonso, in a more natural tone than she had heard him speak in for weeks.

    Ponce de Leon | William Pilling
  • When our credit played out there, Liverpool, whose stomach overshadowed his sensations of noblesse oblige, married chica.

    Sixes and Sevens | O. Henry
  • This was washed down with ‘chica,’ and afterwards the padre and I indulged in a cigarette and a chat.

    The Hunters' Feast | Mayne Reid
  • The 16th, which was the day next after the landing, the Castle of Bocca-chica surrendered.

  • Great steel bottles, large as chica: bits of bottles, carrying off men's heads?

    Saint's Progress | John Galsworthy