- The definition of chic is a person who is stylish or adopts current fashion trends.
An example of chic is someone who fashions their clothing style from Vogue magazine.
Origin of chicFrench origin, originally , subtlety ; from Middle Low German schick, order, skill or Middle High German schicken, behavior, arrangement
- Conforming to the current fashion; stylish: chic clothes; a chic boutique.
- Adopting or setting current fashions and styles; sophisticated: chic, well-dressed young executives. See Synonyms at fashionable.
- The quality or state of being stylish; fashionableness.
- Sophistication in dress and manner; elegance.
Origin of chicFrench, probably from German Schick, skill, fitness, elegance, from Middle High German (sich) schicken, to outfit (oneself), fit in.
- Good form; style.
- The noun chic is very often used with an attributive noun or adjective modifier, indicating the kind of style; hence "heroin chic", "boho-chic", "shabby chic", and so on.
Borrowing from French chic, from German schick ("elegance, tact, style, skill"), 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”). Akin to Old English scēon ("to happen"), Dutch schielijk ("hasty").