[ sheek ]
/ ʃik /
adjective, chic·er, chic·est.
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.
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Origin of chic
1855–60; <French <German Schick skill
pronunciation note for chic
The spelling pronunciation [chik] /tʃɪk/ is considered nonstandard except when used facetiously.
OTHER WORDS FROM chicchicly, adverbchicness, nounsu·per·chic, adjectiveul·tra·chic, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH chicchic , chick
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British Dictionary definitions for chic
/ (ʃiːk, ʃɪk) /
(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
Derived forms of chicchicly, adverb
Word Origin for chic
C19: from French, of uncertain origin
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