adjective, chicer, chicest.
attractive and fashionable; stylish:
a chic hat.
style and elegance, especially in dress:
Paris clothes have such chic.
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.
(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 lifestyle: radical chic, geek 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].
n. “young girl,” U.S. slang, c.2002, from American Spanish chica “girl,” fem. of chico “boy,” noun use of adjective meaning “small” (here used as an affectionate term of address), from Latin ciccum, literally “chick-pea,” figurative of an object of little value (cf. Old French chiche).
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noun 1. a major exchange in the United States that deals in futures, notably of grains and metals. Abbreviation: CBT.