Chic meaning

shēk
Smart elegance of style and manner.
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Conforming to the current fashion; stylish.

Chic clothes; a chic boutique.

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The quality or state of being stylish; fashionableness.
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Stylish in a smart, pleasing way.
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Sophistication in dress and manner; elegance.
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Good form; style.
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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.

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Adopting or setting current fashions and styles; sophisticated.

Chic, well-dressed young executives.

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Origin of chic

  • French probably from German Schick skill, fitness, elegance from Middle High German (sich) schicken to outfit (oneself), fit in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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").

    From Wiktionary