chichi

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See also: chichí and chíchí

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French chichi

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chichi (comparative more chichi, superlative most chichi)

  1. affectedly trendy; chic and stylish
    • E. Taylor, Game of Hide-&-Seek
      Going in gangs to those chichi clubs at Maidenhead.
    • 1969, January 22, Daily Telegraph
      The sort of real delicious Italian country cooking that is a revelation after so much chichi Italian food dished up in London.

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Noun[edit]

chichi (plural chichis)

  1. (slang, Latin America, chiefly plural) A woman's breast.
    • 2011, Barbara Samuel, The Girls in the Basement: Celebration Book
      [H]e rubbed [his hands] with Bag Balm to help the cuts heal and keep the skin soft, a trick he'd learned from his grandmother, who told him when he was eighteen and getting ready for a date that no woman wanted to feel rough hands scratching up her chichis.
    • 2014, Stephen May, Wake Up Happy Every Day
      And later, in Latin Grill Express, Jesus makes sure to compliment her accent, her vocabulary, to express admiration for the way her chichis looked in the last dress all over again, then Sarah asks about his plans for work, what he will do when they all leave.

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.

Chamicuro[edit]

Noun[edit]

chichi

  1. chili

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]

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

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

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

chichi m (plural chichis)

  1. Alternative spelling of xixi

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[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)
    Synonyms: teta

Etymology 3[edit]

Cognate to Portuguese xixi

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

chichi m (plural chichis)

  1. (Latin America, childish) pee

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