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See also: chiché and chi che

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French chiche, possibly from or related to Latin ciccum, or alternatively an expressive or onomatopoetic expression (compare Spanish chico). The interjection probably derives from the "capable" sense, suggesting in its usage "not capable"

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chiche (plural chiches)

  1. mean, stingy
  2. scanty, meagre, stingy
  3. (colloquial, predicative only) able, capable

SynonymsEdit

InterjectionEdit

chiche

  1. I dare you!

Further readingEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cf. Latin ciccum.

AdjectiveEdit

chiche m (oblique and nominative feminine singular chiche)

  1. miserly; stingy

DescendantsEdit


SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

chiche

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of chichar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of chichar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of chichar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of chichar.