chichi

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See also: chichí, chíchí, and Chichi

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French chichi.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chichi (comparative more chichi, superlative most chichi)

  1. (mildly derogatory) Affectedly trendy; chic and stylish in a pretentious way.
    Synonyms: bougie, bourgie
    • 1951, Taylor, Elizabeth, A Game of Hide and Seek:
      Going in gangs to those chichi clubs at Maidenhead.
    • 1957, Jack Kerouac, On the Road, Viking Press, OCLC 43419454:
      We drove up the mountain and found the narrow streets chock full of chichi tourists.
    • 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.
    • 2017 September 20, Gilbert, Sophie, “The Good Place Is Still TV Heaven”, in The Atlantic[1]:
      Not since a journalist morphed into Al Pacino in The Devil’s Advocate has a metamorphosis been so jarring. Of course, there were clues: Michael kicked a puppy in the very second episode, and no self-respecting Elysium so closely resembles a chichi outdoor mall in Pasadena.
    • 2019 September 9, Trend, Nick, “Why now is the perfect time to rediscover an old favourite across the Channel”, in Daily Telegraph[2]:
      If this was in Cornwall, which it so closely resembles, it would have become the most chichi of gentrified enclaves, colonised by big-name chefs and celebrity regulars.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Mexican Spanish chichi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃi.t͡ʃi/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

chichi (plural chichis)

  1. (slang, Latin America, chiefly in the 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.

Antillean Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French chichi.

Noun[edit]

chichi

  1. fringe; tassel

Central Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

chichi

  1. dog.

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)
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Spanish: chichi

See also[edit]

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[3], 2nd electronic ed., Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, pages 38, 244

Coatepec Nahuatl[edit]

Noun[edit]

chichi

  1. dog.

Eastern Durango Nahuatl[edit]

Noun[edit]

chichi (plural chichim)

  1. dog

Eastern Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Classical Nahuatl chichi

Noun[edit]

chichi (plural chichime)

  1. dog.

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.
    to make a fuss about nothing
  2. something showy
    • 1948, Blaise Cendrars, Bourlinguer:
      [] 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.
      [...] the Americans, who are about to take over civilization, are still only at the stage of false luxury and the brilliance and showiness of cellophane wrappers.
  3. sort of fritter, churro

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chichi (plural chichis)

  1. chichi
    • 1911, Sacha Guitry, Le Veilleur de nuit:
      Je ne connais pas une fille plus apprêtée, plus chichi, plus maniérée.
      I don't know any girl more dolled-up, more chichi, more mannered.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Guerrero Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

chichi

  1. dog

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chichi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ちち

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -i

Noun[edit]

chichi m (plural chichis)

  1. Portugal spelling of xixi

Romanian[edit]

Verb[edit]

a chichi (third-person singular present chichie, past participle chichit4th conj.

  1. Obsolete form of chiti.

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • chichi in Academia Română, Micul dicționar academic, ediția a II-a, Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2010. →ISBN

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃit͡ʃi/ [ˈt͡ʃi.t͡ʃi]
  • Rhymes: -itʃi
  • Syllabification: chi‧chi

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

chichi m (plural chichis)

  1. (Spain, vulgar) pussy; cunt (vulva)
    Synonyms: coño, pichí, pipí

Etymology 2[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl chichi (suckle).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

chichi m (plural chichis)

  1. (El Salvador, Panama) baby
  2. (Honduras, colloquial) kid

Noun[edit]

chichi f (plural chichis)

  1. (colloquial, Mexico, often in the plural) boob (breast)
    Synonym: teta

Etymology 3[edit]

Cognate to Portuguese xixi

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

chichi m (plural chichis)

  1. (Latin America, childish) pee

Further reading[edit]


Western Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

chichi

  1. dog

References[edit]

  • Van't Hooft, Anuschka (2006); Lengua náhuatl y Cultura de la Huasteca, Coordinación de ciencias sociales y humanidades de la Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí City, Mexico.