chichi

See also: chichí

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French chichi

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chichi (not comparable)

  1. affectedly trendy; chic and stylish
    "Going in gangs to those chichi clubs at Maidenhead." --E. Taylor, Game of Hide-&-Seek
    "Whether the chichi gender theorists like it or not, sexual duality is a law of nature among all highly evolved life forms." --Camille Paglia
    "The sort of real delicious Italian country cooking that is a revelation after so much chichi Italian food dished up in London."--Daily Telegraph, January 22, 1969
    "[Judith] Hope -- who lives in East Hampton, where the Clintons have a lot of chichi friends -- has been getting ink by the barrelful with her regular interviews quoting conversations with the first lady, on subjects ranging from Senate ambitions to summer and post-White House living arrangements." --Washington Post, June 4, 1999

SynonymsEdit


ChamicuroEdit

NounEdit

chichi

  1. chili

Classical NahuatlEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chichi (absolutive plural chichimeh)

  1. dog (both male and female)
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

chīchī (ōnichīchīc)

  1. to suckle, breastfeed
DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • chihchi

ReferencesEdit

  • 1992, Frances Karttunen, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Oklahoma Press, page 47:

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably related to chiche with a sense of "small thing"

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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 termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chichi (masculine and feminine, 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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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

chichi

  1. rōmaji reading of ちち

NahuatlEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

chichi

  1. Dog.
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
  • chichiconetl

ReferencesEdit

  • 2003, Andrews, J. Richard, Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, edition rev. ed., Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page p. 215:
  • 1983, Karttunen, Frances, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page p. 47:
  • 2001, Lockhart, James, Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford: Stanford University Press, page p. 214:

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

  • chi̱chi (Mecayapan and Tatahuicapan)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tʃiːtʃi/ (Mecayapan and Tatahuicapan)

VerbEdit

chichi

  1. (intransitive) To suckle.
Related termsEdit
  • chichihualli

ReferencesEdit

  • 1983, Karttunen, Frances, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page p. 47:
  • 2002, Wolgemuth, Carl et al., Diccionario náhuatl de los municipios de Mecayapan y Tatahuicapan de Juárez, Veracruz[1], 2nd electronic ed., Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page pp. 38, 244:

SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

chichi m (plural chichis)

  1. (vulgar) vulva

Etymology 2Edit

From Nahuatl chichi (suckle)

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

chichi m (plural chichis)

  1. (Panama) baby
  2. (Honduras, colloquial) kid
  3. (colloquial, Mexico, often in the plural) boob (breast)
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