un·​chic ˌən-ˈshēk How to pronounce unchic (audio)
: not stylish or fashionable : not chic
Huge and plain, the old lake steamers are decidedly unchic.Americana

Examples of unchic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Emily Ratajkowski Makes the Case for Techy Earphones Tech accessories are often very unchic. Vogue, 3 Oct. 2019 Under other circumstances, this hour might have seemed unchic, even geriatric, but these were unusual circumstances indeed. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, 15 July 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unchic was in 1891

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“Unchic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchic. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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