chiche

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See also: chiché and chi che

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French chiche, possibly from or related to Latin ciccum, or alternatively an expressive or onomatopoetic expression (compare Spanish chico). The interjection probably derives from the "capable" sense, suggesting in its usage "not capable"

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chiche (plural chiches)

  1. mean, stingy
  2. scanty, meagre, stingy
  3. (colloquial, predicative only) able, capable

Synonyms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

chiche

  1. I dare you!

Further reading[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cf. Latin ciccum.

Adjective[edit]

chiche m (oblique and nominative feminine singular chiche)

  1. miserly; stingy

Descendants[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

chiche

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of chichar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of chichar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of chichar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of chichar.