adjective, chic·er, chic·est.
Origin of chic
Synonyms for chic
Related Words for chicerexclusive, swank, modern, elegant, trendy, stylish, mod, current, sharp, chichi, smart, clean, dapper, dashing, modish, natty, dap, faddish, voguish
Word Origin for chic
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].