chic

[ sheek ]
/ ʃik /

adjective, chic·er, chic·est.

attractive and fashionable; stylish: a chic hat.

noun

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.

Origin of chic

1855–60; < French < German Schick skill

SYNONYMS FOR chic

OTHER WORDS FROM chic

chic·ly, adverbchic·ness, nounsu·per·chic, adjectiveul·tra·chic, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH chic

chic chick

pronunciation note for chic

The spelling pronunciation [chik] /tʃɪk/ is considered nonstandard except when used facetiously.
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Examples from the Web for ultra-chic

  • But, hey, a romantic comedy starring an ultra-chic web editor should be here any day now.

    Death of a Hollywood Cliché|Willa Paskin|February 13, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • Before March brings the Auteuil races, Paris is, in the eyes of the ultra-chic, a wilderness.

    In Vanity Fair|Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd

British Dictionary definitions for ultra-chic

chic
/ (ʃiːk, ʃɪk) /

adjective

(esp of fashionable clothes, women, etc) stylish or elegant

noun

stylishness, esp in dress; modishness; fashionable good taste
any of various fashion movements based on a particular lifestyleradical chic; geek chic

Derived forms of chic

chicly, adverb

Word Origin for chic

C19: from French, of uncertain origin
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