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chic

noun \ ˈshēk \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

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
  • New Age chic
3 : a faddishly popular quality or appeal; also : something (such as a practice or interest) having such appeal
  • the transient tides of academic chic
  • —Irving Kristol

Examples of chic in a Sentence

  1. It's the height of chic this year.

  2. mockumentaries are the latest filmmaking chic

Recent Examples of chic from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of chic

French


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chic

adjective

Definition of chic

chicer; chicest
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 boutiques

chicly

adverb

chicness

noun

Examples of chic in a Sentence

  1. The café has a chic new look.

  2. a chic new hairstyle that makes her look very sophisticated

Recent Examples of chic from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of chic

see 1chic


CHIC Defined for English Language Learners

chic

Definition of chic for English Language Learners

  • : fashionable style


chic

Definition of chic for English Language Learners

  • : following the current fashion or style : fashionable and appealing


CHIC Defined for Kids

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chic

noun \ ˈshēk \

Definition of chic for Students

: fashionable style

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chic

adjective

Definition of chic for Students

chicer; chicest
: stylish, fashionable
  • chic clothes


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