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].
[chee-chuh] /ˈtʃi tʃə/ noun 1. a beer made from fermented corn in South and Central America.
[chich-uh-gawf, -gof] /ˈtʃɪtʃ əˌgɔf, -ˌgɒf/ noun 1. an island off the SE coast of Alaska, in the Tongass National Forest and the N Alexander Archipelago, near Juneau. 2104 sq. mi. (5449 sq. km). /ˈtʃɪtʃəˌɡɔːf/ noun 1. an island of Alaska, in the Alexander Archipelago. Area: 5439 sq km (2100 sq miles)
[chee-chen eet-sah, eet-suh] /tʃiˈtʃɛn itˈsɑ, ˈit sə/ noun 1. the ruins of an ancient Mayan city, in central Yucatán state, Mexico. /Spanish tʃiˈtʃen itˈsa/ noun 1. a village in Yucatán state in Mexico: site of important Mayan ruins
/ˈtʃɪtʃɪstə/ noun 1. a city in S England, administrative centre of West Sussex: Roman ruins; 11th-century cathedral; Festival Theatre. Pop: 27 477 (2001) /ˈtʃɪtʃɪstə/ noun 1. Sir Francis. 1901–72, British yachtsman, who sailed alone round the world in Gipsy Moth IV (1966–67)