AskDefine | Define chic

Dictionary Definition

chic adj : elegant and stylish; "chic elegance"; "a smart new dress"; "a suit of voguish cut" [syn: smart, voguish] n : elegance by virtue of being fashionable [syn: chicness, modishness, smartness, stylishness, swank, last word]

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see Chic

English

Pronunciation

  • , /ʃiːk/, /Si:k/
    Rhymes with: -iːk

Etymology

From chic.

Adjective

  1. elegant

Translations

Elegant.
  • Finnish: tyylikäs, elegantti
  • German: schick
  • Ido: chika
  • Spanish: chic, elegante

Noun

  1. Good form; style.

Usage notes

  • The noun chic is very often used with an attributive noun or adjective modifier, indicating the kind of style; hence "heroin chic", "boho-chic", "shabby chic", and so on.
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Translations

good form; style
  • German: Chic

French

Adjective

  1. elegant

Noun

  1. elegance

German

Etymology

From chic.

Adjective

  1. chic

Synonyms

Spanish

Adjective

  1. elegant

Noun

  1. elegance

Extensive Definition

Chic may refer to:
  • Chic (style), chic meaning stylish or smart
  • Chic (band), a United States band popular in the disco era
  • Chic (album), the 1977 debut album of the band Chic.
  • CHIC (electronics), a modular verifier for behavioral compatibility checking of hardware and software systems.
  • Chic Magazine, a pornographic magazine
  • The former call sign of two Canadian radio stations now known as CIAO and CFNY

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

braw, classy, clothes-conscious, clothes-consciousness, cosmopolitan, coxcombry, craze, cry, dandyism, dapper, dashing, dressed to advantage, dressed to kill, dressed up, elegance, elegant, en grande tenue, endimanche, exclusive, exquisite, fad, fashion, fashionable, foppery, foppishness, furore, genteel, good taste, gussied up, in full dress, in full feather, in high feather, in tails, jauntiness, jaunty, mode, modish, modishness, nattiness, natty, neat, neatness, nifty, nobby, posh, rage, recherche, ritzy, sharp, sharpness, sleek, sleekness, slicked up, smart, smartness, smug, snazzy, soigne, soignee, sophisticated, spiffiness, spiffy, spruce, style, style-conscious, stylish, stylishness, swank, swanky, swell, swish, tasteful, tastefulness, trendy, tricksy, trig, trim, trimness, vogue, well turned-out, well-dressed, well-groomed, with-it
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