See also: chichí and chíchí

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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
    "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

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

chichi (plural chichis)

  1. (slang, Latin America, chiefly plural) A woman's breast.
    • 2011, Barbara Samuel, The Girls in the Basement: Celebration Book
      [H]e rubbed [his hands] with Bag Balm to help the cuts heal and keep the skin soft, a trick he'd learned from his grandmother, who told him when he was eighteen and getting ready for a date that no woman wanted to feel rough hands scratching up her chichis.
    • 2014, Stephen May, Wake Up Happy Every Day
      And later, in Latin Grill Express, Jesus makes sure to compliment her accent, her vocabulary, to express admiration for the way her chichis looked in the last dress all over again, then Sarah asks about his plans for work, what he will do when they all leave.

Central NahuatlEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chichi (animate)

  1. Dog.

ReferencesEdit

  • Medina, Genaro. (1999) Curso de Nahuatl, University of Americas, Cholula, Puebla p. 88.

ChamicuroEdit

NounEdit

chichi

  1. chili

Classical NahuatlEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chichi (absolutive plural chichimeh)

  1. dog (both male and female)
SynonymsEdit
DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

VerbEdit

chichi

  1. (intransitive) To suckle.
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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 m, f (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 transcription of ちち

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

chichi m (plural chichis)

  1. Alternative spelling of xixi

SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

chichi m (plural chichis)

  1. (vulgar) pussy; cunt (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)
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Cognate to Portuguese xixi

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

chichi m (plural chichis)

  1. (Latin America, childish) pee

SynonymsEdit