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chic (stylish)

Definition:

elegant and stylish

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

chicness

Comparative:

chicer

Superlative:

chicest

Similar to:

stylish

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

chic elegance

Synonyms:

smart | voguish | nobby [Britain, informal]

Etymology:

1855, from French chic, from German schick ("elegance, tact, style, skill"),...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of chic...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

chic | modishness [synonym, sense-specific] | chicly [adverb, derived]

(especially of fashionable clothes, women, etc) stylish or elegant | stylishness, especially in dress; modishness; fashionable good taste | any of ... (19 of 482 words, 3 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chic

Merriam-Webster:

chic [entry 1, noun] | style [synonym, sense-specific] | buzz [synonym, sense-specific] | fad [synonym, sense-specific] | craze [synonym, sense-specific] | dernier cri [synonym, sense-specific] | enthusiasm [synonym, sense-specific] | fashion [synonym, sense-specific] | flavor [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

smart elegance and sophistication especially of dress or manner; "style" | a distinctive mode of dress or manner associated with a fashionable ... (21 of 160 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chic

chic [entry 2, adjective] | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative] | smart [synonym, sense-specific] | à la mode [synonym, sense-specific] | au courant [synonym, sense-specific] | stylish [synonym, sense-specific] | cool [slang, synonym, sense-specific] | exclusive [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

cleverly stylish; "smart" | currently fashionable (5 of 182 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chic show=1

Wikipedia:

Chic [disambiguation]

may refer to: Chic (style), meaning "stylish" or "smart", an element of fashion List of chics | Chic Young (1901 - 1973), the cartoonist and creator of the comic strip Blondie. | Chic (band), an American music group popular in the disco era Chic... (42 of 159 words, 9 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Chic

American Heritage Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative] | chicly [adverb, related] | chicness [noun, related]

Conforming to the current fashion; stylish | Adopting or setting current fashions and styles; sophisticated | The quality or state of being stylish; ... (21 of 71 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chic

Oxford Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative] | chicly [derived] | chicness [derived]

elegantly and stylishly fashionable | stylishness and elegance, typically of a specified kind (12 of 71 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chic

Wiktionary:

chic | chics [plural] | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative] | stylish [synonym, sense-specific] | style [synonym, sense-specific] | elegant [synonym, sense-specific]

stylish; elegant | Good form; style. (5 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chic

Macmillan British Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative]

fashionable and attractive in style (5 of 37 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chic

chic [uncountable, noun]

an attractive fashionable style that people admire (7 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chic 6

Random House Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative]

attractive and fashionable; stylish. | style and elegance, especially in dress. | stylishness; modishness. (12 of 35 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/chic

New World Dictionary:

chic

smart elegance of style and manner: said especially of women or their clothes | stylish in a smart, pleasing way (19 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chic

Cambridge Dictionary:

chic

stylish and fashionable (3 of 27 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chic

Encarta Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative]

stylish and elegant | fashionable style and elegance (7 of 28 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596635​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

chic | chics [plural]

Origin: 1855, from French chic, from German schick ("elegance, tact, style, skill"), from Middle High German schicken ("to outfit oneself, fit in, arrange appropriately"), causative of Middle High German geschehen, geschēn ("to... (31 of 64 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chic

Online Etymology:

chic

First use: 1856

Origin: French chic, 19th century in "stylishness" sense, originally "subtlety" (16th century), perhaps related to German Schick "tact, skill", ... (19 of 42 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=chic

American Heritage Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative]

Origin: French, probably from German Schick, skill, fitness, elegance, from Middle High German (sich) schicken, to outfit (oneself), fit in.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chic

New World Dictionary:

chic

Origin: French, originally, subtlety from Middle Low German schick, order, skill or Middle High German schicken, behavior, arrangement

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chic

Oxford Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative]

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: French, probably from German Schick "skill"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chic

Collins Dictionary:

chic

First use: 19th century

Origin: from French, of uncertain origin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chic

Merriam-Webster:

chic [entry 1, noun]

First use: 1856

Origin: French

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chic

Encarta Dictionary:

chic

Origin: Old English frencisc from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596635​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

chic

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "chic"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "chic"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chic

Macmillan American Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chic"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/chic

chic [uncountable, noun]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chic"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "chic"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chic

chic [uncountable, noun]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "chic"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

chic

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "chic"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "chic"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chic

the Free Dictionary:

chic

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "chic"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "chic" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/chic

Google Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "chic"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=chic

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

chic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chic"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=chic​0001 word=chic

YourDictionary Audio:

chic

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "chic" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chic

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