chic


1chic

noun \ˈshēk\

: fashionable style

Full Definition of CHIC

1
:  smart elegance and sophistication especially of dress or manner :  style <wears her clothes with superb chic>
2
:  a distinctive mode of dress or manner associated with a fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit <wearing the latest in urban chic>
3
:  a faddishly popular quality or appeal; also :  something (as a practice or interest) having such appeal <the transient tides of academic chic — Irving Kristol>

Examples of CHIC

  1. It's the height of chic this year.
  2. <mockumentaries are the latest filmmaking chic>

Origin of CHIC

French
First Known Use: 1856

2chic

adjective

: following the current fashion or style : fashionable and appealing

chic·erchic·est

Full Definition of CHIC

1
:  cleverly stylish :  smart <the woman who is chic adapts fashion to her own personality — Elizabeth L. Post>
2
:  currently fashionable <a chic restaurant>
chic·ly adverb
chic·ness noun

Examples of CHIC

  1. The café has a chic new look.
  2. <a chic new hairstyle that makes her look very sophisticated>

First Known Use of CHIC

1865

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