chic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French chic (elegant), probably from German Schick (elegant appearance; tasteful presentation), 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). The word is akin to Dutch schielijk (hasty), schikken (to arrange), Old English scēon (to happen).

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. Elegant, stylish.

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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, such as “boho-chic”, “heroin chic”, “shabby chic”, and so on.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French chic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chic (comparative chicimpi, superlative chicein)

  1. chic

Declension[edit]

Inflection of chic (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative chic chicit
genitive chicin chicien
partitive chiciä chicejä
illative chiciin chiceihin
singular plural
nominative chic chicit
accusative nom. chic chicit
gen. chicin
genitive chicin chicien
partitive chiciä chicejä
inessive chicissä chiceissä
elative chicistä chiceistä
illative chiciin chiceihin
adessive chicillä chiceillä
ablative chiciltä chiceiltä
allative chicille chiceille
essive chicinä chiceinä
translative chiciksi chiceiksi
instructive chicein
abessive chicittä chiceittä
comitative chiceine

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from German Schick (elegant appearance; tasteful presentation), 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). The word is akin to Dutch schielijk (hasty), schikken (to arrange), Old English scēon (to happen).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chic (plural chic or chics)

  1. elegant
  2. considerate

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chic (comparative chicer, superlative am chicsten)

  1. Alternative spelling of schick

Usage notes[edit]

  • While the spelling chic is correct for the uninflected adjective, all inflected forms are nonstandard. Correctly, inflected forms must be derived from the preferred spelling schick.

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Further reading[edit]

  • chic in Duden online

Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

chic

  1. Lenited form of cic.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French chic.

Adjective[edit]

chic (plural chics)

  1. elegant

Noun[edit]

chic m (plural chics)

  1. elegance