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chic

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noun \ˈshēk\

Definition of chic

  1. 1 :  smart elegance and sophistication especially of dress or manner :  style wears her clothes with superb chic

  2. 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. 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 in a sentence

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

  2. mockumentaries are the latest filmmaking chic

Origin and Etymology of chic

French


First Known Use: 1856


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chic

adjective

Definition of chic

chicer

;

chicest

  1. 1 :  cleverly stylish :  smart the woman who is chic adapts fashion to her own personality — Elizabeth L. Post

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of chic

see 1chic


First Known Use: 1865


CHIC Defined for English Language Learners

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chic

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noun \ˈshēk\

Definition of chic for English Language Learners

  • : fashionable style


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chic

adjective

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

play
noun \ˈshēk\

Definition of chic for Students

  1. :  fashionable style


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chic

play
adjective

Definition of chic for Students

chicer

;

chicest

  1. :  stylish, fashionable chic clothes



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