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chichi

noun chi·chi \ ˈshē-(ˌ)shē also ˈchē-(ˌ)chē \

Definition of chichi

1 : frilly or elaborate ornamentation
3 : chic

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Origin and Etymology of chichi

French


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chichi

adjective

Definition of chichi

1 : elaborately ornamented : showy, frilly
  • a chichi dress
2 : arty, precious
  • chichi poetry
3 : chic, fashionable
  • a chichi nightclub

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First Known Use of chichi

1926

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of chichi for English Language Learners

  • : fashionable or showy especially in a way that is meant to impress people or to attract attention


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