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See also: Chica, chico, and chiça

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Spanish chica (girl).

NounEdit

chica (plural chicas)

  1. (Canada, US, informal) A Latin-American girl; a Latina.
    • 2005, Magnolia Belle, Black Wolf: Lakota Man
      "But, I thought you wanted to come with us. There are some hot chicas just waiting for the Black Wolf boys."

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

chica (uncountable)

  1. An orange-red dyestuff obtained by boiling the leaves of the bignonia.

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chica

  1. Feminine singular of adjective chico.

NounEdit

chica f (plural chicas, masculine chico, masculine plural chicos)

  1. feminine equivalent of chico, girl

Usage notesEdit

The noun chico is like several other Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.