chiche

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See also: chiché and chi che

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ciccum. 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

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.