chica

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish

Noun[edit]

chica ‎(plural chicas)

  1. (Canada, US, informal) A Latin-American girl; a Latina.
    • 2005, Magnolia Belle, Black Wolf: Lakota Man
      "But, I thought you wanted to come with us. There are some hot chicas just waiting for the Black Wolf boys."

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chica

  1. feminine singular of chico

Noun[edit]

chica f ‎(plural chicas, masculine chico)

  1. feminine equivalent of chico, girl

Usage notes[edit]

The noun chico is like several other Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.