chic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French chic, from German schick ("elegance, tact, style, skill"), from Middle High German schicken ("to outfit oneself, fit in, arrange appropriately"), causative of Middle High German geschehen, geschēn ("to happen, rush") from Old High German giskehan ("to happen") from Proto-Germanic *skehaną (to run, move quickly), from Proto-Indo-European *skek- (to run, jump, spring). Akin to Old English scēon ("to happen"), Dutch schielijk ("hasty") and schikken("to arrange").

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Adjective[edit]

chic (comparative chicer or more chic, superlative chicest or most chic)

  1. stylish; elegant

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Noun[edit]

chic (plural chics)

  1. Good form; style.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French.

Adjective[edit]

chic (comparative chicimpi, superlative chicein)

  1. chic

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German schick "elegant", from Middle High German schicken "to outfit oneself, fit in, arrange appropriately", causative of Middle High German geschehen, geschēn "to happen, rush" from Old High German giskehan "to happen" from Proto-Germanic *skehaną (to run, move quickly), from Proto-Indo-European *skek- (to run, jump, spring). Akin to Old English scēon "to happen", Dutch geschieden "to happen".

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Adjective[edit]

chic m, f (masculine and feminine plural chic or chics)

  1. elegant

Usage notes[edit]

Chic is either used invariably, in which case the spelling of the plural is chic, or has the plural chics for both the masculine and the feminine forms.

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Noun[edit]

chic m (plural chic)

  1. elegance
  2. skillfulness; adroitness

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French chic, in turn from schick "elegant".

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chic (comparative chicer, superlative am chicsten)

  1. chic (inflected forms are only built using the German spelling schick)

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External links[edit]

  • chic in Duden online

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French.

Adjective[edit]

chic m, f (plural chics)

  1. elegant

Noun[edit]

chic m (plural chics)

  1. elegance