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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French chic (elegant), probably from German Schick (elegant appearance; tasteful presentation), from Middle High German schicken (to outfit oneself, fit in, arrange appropriately), causative of Middle High German geschehen, geschēn (to happen, rush), from Old High German giskehan (to happen), from Proto-Germanic *skehaną (to run, move quickly), from Proto-Indo-European *skek- (to run, jump, spring). The word is akin to Dutch schielijk (hasty), schikken (to arrange), Old English scēon (to happen).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chic (comparative chicer or more chic, superlative chicest or most chic)

  1. Elegant, stylish.

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NounEdit

chic (plural chics)

  1. Good form; style.

Usage notesEdit

The noun chic is very often used with an attributive noun or adjective modifier, indicating the kind of style, such as “boho-chic”, “heroin chic”, “shabby chic”, and so on.

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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French chic.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chic (comparative chicimpi, superlative chicein)

  1. chic

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of chic (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative chic chicit
genitive chicin chicien
partitive chiciä chicejä
illative chiciin chiceihin
singular plural
nominative chic chicit
accusative nom. chic chicit
gen. chicin
genitive chicin chicien
partitive chiciä chicejä
inessive chicissä chiceissä
elative chicistä chiceistä
illative chiciin chiceihin
adessive chicillä chiceillä
ablative chiciltä chiceiltä
allative chicille chiceille
essive chicinä chiceinä
translative chiciksi chiceiksi
instructive chicein
abessive chicittä chiceittä
comitative chiceine

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from German Schick (elegant appearance; tasteful presentation), from Middle High German schicken (to outfit oneself, fit in, arrange appropriately), causative of Middle High German geschehen, geschēn (to happen, rush), from Old High German giskehan (to happen), from Proto-Germanic *skehaną (to run, move quickly), from Proto-Indo-European *skek- (to run, jump, spring). The word is akin to Dutch schielijk (hasty), schikken (to arrange), Old English scēon (to happen).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chic (plural chic or chics)

  1. elegant
  2. considerate

Usage notesEdit

Chic is either used invariably, in which case the spelling of the plural is chic, or has the plural chics for both the masculine and the feminine forms.

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

chic m (plural chic)

  1. elegance
  2. skillfulness; adroitness

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chic (comparative chicer, superlative am chicsten)

  1. Alternative spelling of schick

Usage notesEdit

  • While the spelling chic is correct for the uninflected adjective, all inflected forms are nonstandard. Correctly, inflected forms must be derived from the preferred spelling schick.

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • chic in Duden online

IrishEdit

NounEdit

chic

  1. Lenited form of cic.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French chic.

AdjectiveEdit

chic (plural chics)

  1. elegant

NounEdit

chic m (plural chics)

  1. elegance