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Meaning of "heroin chic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HEROIN CHIC

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HEROIN CHIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Heroin chic is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES HEROIN CHIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Heroin chic

Heroin chic was a look popularized in mid-1990s fashion and characterized by pale skin, dark circles underneath the eyes and angular bone structure. The look, characterised by emaciated features and androgyny, was a reaction against the "healthy" and vibrant look of models such as Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer. A 1996 article in the Los Angeles Times stated that the fashion industry had "a nihilistic vision of beauty" that was reflective of drug addiction and the U.S. News and World Report called the movement a "cynical trend".

Definition of heroin chic in the English dictionary

The definition of heroin chic in the dictionary is the perceived glamorization of heroin and the characteristics associated with heroin addicts, such as gauntness and hollow eyes.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HEROIN CHIC

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heroic tenor
heroic verse
heroical
heroically
heroicalness
heroicly
heroicness
heroicomic
heroicomical
heroics
heroin
heroin addict
heroin addiction
heroin overdose
heroin user
heroine
heroinism
heroism
heroize

WORDS THAT END LIKE HEROIN CHIC

anarchic
autarchic
Bacchic
chic
elenchic
gangster chic
geek chic
halachic
hierarchic
intrapsychic
matriarchic
metapsychic
monarchic
oligarchic
psychic
shabby chic
stomachic
superchic
thearchic
ultrachic

Synonyms and antonyms of heroin chic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «heroin chic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HEROIN CHIC

Find out the translation of heroin chic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of heroin 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 «heroin chic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

海洛因别致
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

elegante heroína
570 millions of speakers

English

heroin chic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हेरोइन ठाठ
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

شيك الهيروين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

героиновый шик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chique heroína
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হেরোইন চটকদার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chic et d´héroïne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Heroin bergaya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Heroin chic
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ヘロインシック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

헤로인 세련된
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Heroin chic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sang trọng heroin
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹெராயின் சிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हेरॉइन डोळ्यात भरणारा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Şahane eroin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chic eroina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szyk heroiny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

героїновий шик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chic heroină
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

chic ηρωίνη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

heroïen chic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

heroin chic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

heroin chic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of heroin chic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HEROIN CHIC»

The term «heroin chic» is normally little used and occupies the 121.717 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HEROIN CHIC» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HEROIN CHIC»

Discover the use of heroin chic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to heroin chic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fashion, Desire and Anxiety: Image and Morality in the 20th ...
This fascination with darkness is crucial to the appeal of the drug, and also the appeal of the photographs associated with 'heroin chic.' The desire to experience danger, excess, if only voyeuristically through the visual image, has power in a ...
Rebecca Arnold, 2001
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Heroin: The Deadly Addiction
During the 1990s, the heroin chic trend briefly became popular in the fashion world. Stick-thin models in magazine spreads stared out dully at the reader with hollow, dark-rimmed eyes. A notorious ad campaign for a Calvin Klein fragrance  ...
Corona Brezina, 2009
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Art for Art's Sake: Aestheticism in Victorian Painting
In 1997 a spate of fashion photography and advertising images was christened ' heroin chic' by the media, after President Clinton's criticism of the industry.21 This was provoked by the death from a heroin overdose of Mario Sorrenti's brother ...
Elizabeth Prettejohn, 2007
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The Consumption of Inequality: Weapons of Mass Distraction
Mark Scheerer (1996), “Is 'Heroin Chic' Sweeping Hollywood?” CNN.com, http:// www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/9608/02/heroin.chic. Mark Ehrman (1995), “Heroin Chic ,” Playboy 42 (5), May, 68. Ehrman, “Heroin Chic,” 44. Trainspotting (1996), DVD  ...
Karen Bettez Halnon, 2013
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Fashion in Popular Culture: Literature, Media and ...
with heroin chic qualities induces the observer to react in approval or displeasure . If an observer admires the advertisement, psychologists have argued that conformity or imitation in dress would likely follow (Fliigel 1950: 138). The fact of ...
Joseph H. Hancock, Toni Johnson-Woods, Vicki Karaminas, 2013
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Women Under the Influence
The heroin-chic phenomenon coincided with a mid-1990s glut of heroin-related films (The Basketball Diaries, Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting)166 and with the increased availability of a purer form of heroin that could be snorted in powder form, ...
‎2006
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Encyclopedia of Hair: A Cultural History
The 1990s brought the unusual looks known as grunge and heroin chic. Emaciated-looking models who adopted the heroin chic look wore stringy hair and messy hairstyles, sometimes punctuated with seaweed or other unexpected materials.
Victoria Sherrow, 2006
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Goth: Undead Subculture
Many readers may recognize that death chic passed into mainstream advertising as "heroin chic" in the late 198Os and 199Os. Both heroin chic and death chic can be seen as modern iterations of the Victorian era's invalid feminine aesthetic  ...
Lauren M. E. Goodlad, Michael Bibby, 2007
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American Photo
hat Princess Diana did for the paparazzi, Davide Sorrenti did for heroin chic. When the 20-yearold fashion photographer died last February of a heroin overdose, media mavens and politicians spoke out against heroin's fashionableness.
10
Drugs and Society
The look of being “wasted” and unkempt has been referred to as “heroin chic” ( Urban Dictionary 2005). However, this “druggy look” and malnourished appearance has fallen out of fashion within the glamour business because of its very ...
Glen R. Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, Annette E. Fleckenstein, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HEROIN CHIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term heroin chic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lady Gaga poses in bizarre smudged black make-up and expletive …
So perhaps echoing the heroin chic looks of the Nineties, with thick kohl which looks like it's drawn by a child, might count as one of her lesser ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Dream Team Flirts With Perfecto, a New Bar and Restaurant in the …
[Laughs] Call it heroin chic. Perfecto is ultimately the brainchild of Joakim Morin. The food is revisited pub food, a little bit fancier, but still ... «Eater Montreal, Jul 15»
3
Circ X Is Amazing and Deserves a Residency in Miami
There was an amazing dance scene over Marlyn Manson's "The Dope Show" with a mix of raunchy heroin chic reminiscent of the bathroom ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
4
Our “new normal” is fat. And it's killing us
To their credit the introduction of plus-sized models has been crucial in the elimination of the dangerously-thin heroin chic look that rocked the ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jun 15»
5
Thick Thighs or Thigh Gap: The Goal Posts Have Moved But It's The …
... options: very skinny and waifish, like heroin chic-era Kate Moss, or skinny with big tits, like a cover model from the golden era of lads' mags. «The Debrief, Jun 15»
6
Corey Stoll's Face Is the Star of Glass Chin
Played by Crudup as a slick, grandiose phony prone to monologues about the iCloud and how he misses heroin chic (“emaciated suicidal teen ... «Vulture, Jun 15»
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The Mark Wahlberg Playbook Is The Oldest One In Hollywood
It was the glory days of the transgressive Calvin Klein ad — post–Brooke Shields, pre–heroin chic — and the series of Wahlberg, intermittently ... «BuzzFeed News, Jun 15»
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Music review: Brass Lab, Cottier's Theatre, Glasgow
He's an original: new thinking, fresh expression and nothing second-hand; it's all his own. His jazz orchestration (Heroin Chic) is mind-blowing. «Herald Scotland, Jun 15»
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Male models: What's the trending look at Florence's fashion fair?
The grunge-dipped 1990s saw the rise of the Kate Moss-inspired “Heroin Chic” look. Major fashion houses were choosing increasingly gaunt, ... «Al-Arabiya, Jun 15»
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Julianne Hough does Monroe heroin chic, talks body image with …
I actually really like Julianne Hough and not just when she slips some Mormon nip. The dancer/singer/actress is tacking on /blogger to that list ... «JoBlo.com, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Heroin chic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/heroin-chic>. Feb 2020 ».
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