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-koh] /ˈtʃi koʊ/ noun, plural chicos. 1. (def 1). [chee-koh] /ˈtʃi koʊ/ noun 1. a city in central California. 2. a male given name. /ˈtʃiːkəʊ/ noun (pl) -cos 1. another name for greasewood (sense 1)
[chahy-kom] /ˈtʃaɪˌkɒm/ noun 1. Slang: Disparaging.. a contemptuous term used to refer to a Communist Chinese. 2. a grenade or other weapon manufactured in Communist China. adjective 3. of or relating to the People’s Republic of China. adj. 1962, American English, Cold War jargon, from Chinese + communist.
[chik-uh-pee] /ˈtʃɪk əˌpi/ noun 1. a city in S Massachusetts, on the Connecticut River.
[chik-uh-ree] /ˈtʃɪk ə ri/ noun, plural chicories. 1. a composite plant, Cichorium intybus, having bright-blue flower heads and toothed oblong leaves, cultivated as a salad plant and for its root, which is used roasted and ground as a substitute for or additive to coffee. Compare (def 2). 2. the root of this plant. /ˈtʃɪkərɪ/ noun […]