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Even on vacation, Rihanna's easy breezy chic is not complete without a red lip.
Derek Blasberg

Meaning of "chic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHIC

From French, of uncertain origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHIC

chic  [ʃiːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chic can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CHIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of chic in the English dictionary

The first definition of chic in the dictionary is stylish or elegant. Other definition of chic is stylishness, esp in dress; modishness; fashionable good taste. Chic is also any of various fashion movements based on a particular lifestyle.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHIC


antique
ænˈtiːk
boutique
buːˈtiːk
clique
kliːk
creek
kriːk
geek
ɡiːk
Greek
ɡriːk
Martinique
ˌmɑːtɪˈniːk
Mozambique
ˌməʊzəmˈbiːk
peak
piːk
politique
ˌpɒlɪˈtiːk
pratique
ˈprætiːk
Reg.
riːk
seek
siːk
Sikh
siːk
speak
spiːk
spec.
spiːk
technique
tɛkˈniːk
unique
juːˈniːk
weak
wiːk
week
wiːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHIC

chibouque
chica
Chicago
chicalote
chicana
chicane
chicaner
chicaneries
chicanery
chicano
chiccories
chiccory
chicha
Chichagof Island
Chichester
Chichewa
chichi
Chichihaerh
chick
chick flick

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHIC

bibliographic
catastrophic
demographic
ethic
geographic
Gothic
graphic
hic
holographic
homeopathic
hydrographic
monolithic
osteopathic
photographic
pornographic
psychic
reprographic
shabby chic
topographic
work ethic

Synonyms and antonyms of chic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «chic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of chic

Translation of «chic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHIC

Find out the translation of chic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

时髦且有品位的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

elegante
570 millions of speakers

English

chic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ठाठ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شيك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chique
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চটকদার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chic
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bergaya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

chic
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

おしゃれな
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

세련된
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Paling apik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sang trọng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புதுப்பாணியான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डोळ्यात भरणारा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

elegante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szyk
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

chic
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

chic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHIC»

The term «chic» is very widely used and occupies the 5.203 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «chic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «chic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chic

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10 QUOTES WITH «CHIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chic.
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Joseph Altuzarra
My mother has a very chic sense of style, but she also has high expectations for her clothes to be functional and practical.
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Ashley Benson
I had a gothic phase, and now I'm more edgy chic.
3
Kelli Berglund
I love Demi Lovato's style. It's really different, but it's super chic and has a cool edge to it. I'm always trying to channel her style when going shopping for new clothes or getting dressed in the morning.
4
Georges Bizet
I want to do nothing chic, I want to have ideas before beginning a piece.
5
Derek Blasberg
I used to sleep in the T-shirt I wore during the day and whatever ratty old gym shorts I could find on the floor. But one year for Christmas, someone gave me a very chic, comfortable pair of pajamas from Brooks Brothers, and I realized the error of my ways.
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Derek Blasberg
I try to wear a watch all the time, because I think guys get the short end of the stick when it comes to jewelry and accessories. A watch is a very chic men's item, and you're sort of wasting it if you just look at your cell phone.
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Derek Blasberg
Even on vacation, Rihanna's easy breezy chic is not complete without a red lip.
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Kristin Cavallari
I'm a big fan of Kate Moss's style - no-one nails boho meets hippy chic like she does.
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Kristin Cavallari
My personal style can be everything from girly and flirty to edgy and chic.
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Roberto Cavalli
It is important to be chic.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHIC»

Discover the use of chic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Parisian Chic: A Style Guide
Shares tips for style and beauty, offers advice on how to dress like a Parisian, and includes a guide to hotels and restaurants and unusual places to visit in Paris.
‎2011
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Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While ...
From entertaining with easy flair and formality to cultivating allure while living an active, modern life, Lessons from Madame Chic is the essential handbook for anyone wanting to incorporate that Parisian je ne sais quoi into her daily ...
Jennifer L. Scott, 2012
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U Chic: The College Girl's Guide to Everything
Provides advice for women college students on getting the most out of college life with advice on dorm life, dating, finding a major, sororities, personal finance, health, and jobs.
Christie Garton, 2011
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Berliner Chic: A Locational History of Berlin Fashion
Moving beyond descriptions of Berlin's fashion industry and its ready-to-wear clothing, Berliner Chic charts the turbulent stories of entrepreneurially-savvy manufacturers and cultural workers striving to establish their city as a fashion ...
Susan V. Ingram, Katrina Sark, 2011
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Rustic Wedding Chic
Maggie Lord, founder of the number one online resource for rustic and country weddings, RusticWeddingChic.com, shares inspiration, ideas and advice on planning a rustic and country wedding.
Maggie Lord, 2012
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Eco-Chic: The Fashion Paradox
Eco-Chic: The Fashion Paradox is an examination of the relationship between fashion and environmental awareness - combating the universal reputation of eco-fashion as wholesome, un-dyed, shapeless and itchy.
Sandy Black, 2008
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Chic Thrills: A Fashion Reader
Designed to be as internationally relevant as the fashion it discusses, Chic Thrills extends fashion theory beyond the interpretation of style, and shows how it relates to the economic realities and motivations of those who create the ...
Juliet Ash, Elizabeth Wilson, 1992
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China Chic: East Meets West
Explores the historical significance of Chinese clothing, and offers examples and commentary on fashions ranging from the dragon robes of the Imperial era to the cheongsams shown on the runways in Paris
John S. Major, 1999
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Nazi chic?: fashioning women in the Third Reich
This is the first book in English to deal comprehensively with German fashion from World War I through to the end of the Third Reich.
Irene Guenther, 2004
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Wedding Chic: The Savvy Bride's Guide to Getting More While ...
A budget-conscious guide to planning the perfect wedding explains how to create a stylish ceremony without paying a fortune, offering practical advice on on everything from wedding planners and flowers to photographers, entertainment, ...
Nina Willdorf, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chic is used in the context of the following news items.
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From basic hair to dirty-stop-out chic: summer style lessons from …
Dior's white silk chiffon maxidress, Atelier Versace's floral dress and Schiaparelli's bright pink chiffon gown, Haute Couture, AW15. Photograph: ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
'Hippie-chic' boutique Haute Hibou makes Pike/Pine move from …
A longtime design office on 11th and Pike next to Sam's Tavern is being transformed into a new space for “hippie-chic” Seattle boutique Haute ... «CHS Capitol Hill Seattle, Jul 15»
3
Cindy Crawford turns back time as she goes boho chic in flared …
Along with the likes of Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, she is highly regarded as one of the biggest supermodels in ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
From Didier Ludot, Vintage Chic
PARIS — For 40 years, Didier Ludot has been dressing the world's chicest women in the castoffs of the previous generation's chicest women. «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Meg Ryan shows off flawless complexion at the Georges Chakra …
But returning to the spotlight in stunning fashion, Meg Ryan looked ultra chic on Tuesday as she attended the Georges Chakra Paris Fashion ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
6
Lemaire x Uniqlo Is Full of Chic, Cozy Knits
The Uniqlo collaboration is a rare opportunity to get a piece of Lemaire's chic, timeless sensibility at an accessible price point — the collection ... «Fashionista, Jul 15»
7
Queen Letizia channels summertime chic in all-white ensemble as …
Queen Letizia showed perfectly how to dress for the hot Spanish summer sun today as she greeted the Peruvian president on an official visit. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Renault reveals chic luxury sedan
Renault reveals chic luxury sedan. Comment on this story. The new Renault Talisman is about the size of a Honda Accord and replaces both ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
9
Lara Stone looks chic at Vogue fashion party in Paris
Lara Stone and Daria Werbowy look chic as they pose at the Vogue fashion party in Paris. Ryan Reynolds tries to own up to his... Read More. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Chanel Runway Set: Karl Lagerfeld's Chic Casino
Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email ... «WWD, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chic>. Jul 2019 ».
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