chichi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French chichi

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chichi (not comparable)

  1. affectedly trendy; chic and stylish
    "Going in gangs to those chichi clubs at Maidenhead." --E. Taylor, Game of Hide-&-Seek
    "Whether the chichi gender theorists like it or not, sexual duality is a law of nature among all highly evolved life forms." --Camille Paglia
    "The sort of real delicious Italian country cooking that is a revelation after so much chichi Italian food dished up in London."--Daily Telegraph, January 22, 1969
    "[Judith] Hope -- who lives in East Hampton, where the Clintons have a lot of chichi friends -- has been getting ink by the barrelful with her regular interviews quoting conversations with the first lady, on subjects ranging from Senate ambitions to summer and post-White House living arrangements." --Washington Post, June 4, 1999

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Chamicuro[edit]

Noun[edit]

chichi

  1. chili

Central Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chichi (animate)

  1. Dog.

References[edit]

  • Medina, Genaro. (1999) Curso de Nahuatl, University of Americas, Cholula, Puebla p. 88.

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chichi (absolutive plural chichimeh)

  1. dog (both male and female)
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References[edit]

  • 2003, Andrews, J. Richard, Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, edition rev. ed., Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page p. 215:
  • 1983, Karttunen, Frances, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page p. 47:
  • 2001, Lockhart, James, Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford: Stanford University Press, page p. 214:


Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tʃiːtʃi/ (Mecayapan and Tatahuicapan)

Verb[edit]

chichi

  1. (intransitive) To suckle.
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1983, Karttunen, Frances, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page p. 47:
  • 2002, Wolgemuth, Carl et al., Diccionario náhuatl de los municipios de Mecayapan y Tatahuicapan de Juárez, Veracruz[1], 2nd electronic ed., Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page pp. 38, 244:

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably related to chiche with a sense of "small thing"

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chichi m (plural chichis)

  1. affected manners, demanding behaviour
    Faire des chichis à propos de rien...
  2. something showy
    les Américains, qui s'apprêtent à prendre la succession de la civilisation, n'en sont encore au stade que du faux luxe et du brillant et du chichi des empaquetages en papier de cellophane. (Blaise Cendrars, Bourlinguer, 1948)
  3. sort of fritter, churro

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chichi (masculine and feminine, plural chichis)

  1. chichi
    Je ne connais pas une fille plus apprêtée, plus chichi, plus maniérée. (Sacha Guitry, Le Veilleur de nuit, 1911)

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chichi

  1. rōmaji reading of ちち

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

chichi m (plural chichis)

  1. (vulgar) pussy; cunt (vulva)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Nahuatl chichi (suckle)

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

chichi m (plural chichis)

  1. (Panama) baby
  2. (Honduras, colloquial) kid
  3. (colloquial, Mexico, often in the plural) boob (breast)
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