showily or affectedly elegant or trendy; pretentious.
a chichi person or thing.
the quality of being chichi.
affectedly pretty or stylish
the quality of being affectedly pretty or stylish
noun (formerly, in India) (pl) chichis
Also (less common) chee-chee
: Fifth and 57th is no longer so chi-chi
Something frilly, fancy, precious, and overdecorated: Another bit of chichi that has come to our notice lately is Eleanor Roosevelt’s letterhead/ So much chichi. The pretty glass people
[1940+; fr French fr chic]
adj. also chichi, “extremely chic, sophisticated,” also “pretentious fussiness,” 1908, from French chichi “airs, fuss.” Perhaps, like frou-frou, imitative. noun A celebrity: each a certified celeb from the realms of cafe, style, or theatrical society/surrounded by giggling celebs (1913+)
[chee-chee-hahr] /ˈtʃiˈtʃiˈhɑr/ noun, Pinyin. 1. a city in W Heilongjiang province, in NE China. [tsee-tsee-hahr; Chinese chee-chee-hahr] /ˈtsiˈtsiˈhɑr; Chinese ˈtʃiˈtʃiˈhɑr/ noun 1. Older Spelling. . [Chinese chee-chee-hahr] /Chinese ˈtʃiˈtʃiˈhɑr/ noun, Wade-Giles. 1. . /ˈtʃiːˌtʃiːˈhɑː/ noun 1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Qiqihar /ˈtʃiːˌtʃiːˈhɑː/ noun 1. a city in NE China, in Heilongjiang […]
[Chinese chee-chee-hahr] /Chinese ˈtʃiˈtʃiˈhɑr/ noun, Wade-Giles. 1. . [chee-chee-hahr] /ˈtʃiˈtʃiˈhɑr/ noun, Pinyin. 1. a city in W Heilongjiang province, in NE China. /ˈtʃiːˌtʃiːˈhɑː/ noun 1. a city in NE China, in Heilongjiang province on the Nonni River. Pop: 1 452 000 (2005 est)
[chich-uh-vahsh] /ˈtʃɪtʃ əˌvɑʃ/ noun 1. (in early English literature) a mythical animal, usually depicted as a cow verging on starvation, that existed solely by devouring virtuous women.