See also: Chica, chico, and chiça

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

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃika/, [ˈt͡ʃi.ka]

AdjectiveEdit

chica

  1. feminine singular of chico

NounEdit

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

  1. female equivalent of chico, girl
  2. (colloquial) gal, chick

Usage notesEdit

The noun chico is like most 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.