chichi


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chi·chi

 (shē′shē)
adj. chi·chi·er, chi·chi·est
Ostentatiously stylish; deliberately chic.
n.
Ostentatious stylishness.

[French.]

chichi

(ˈʃiːˌʃiː)
adj
affectedly pretty or stylish
n
the quality of being affectedly pretty or stylish
[C20: from French]

chichi

(ˈtʃiːˌtʃiː)
(formerly, in India) n, pl chichis
(Peoples)
a. a person of mixed British and Indian descent; Anglo-Indian
b. (as modifier): a chichi accent.
[C18: perhaps from Hindi chhī-chhī, literally: dirt, or perhaps imitative of their supposed singsong speech]

chi•chi

(ˈʃiˌʃi)

adj., n., pl. -chis. adj.
1. pretentiously elegant or trendy; ostentatious.
2. fashionable; smart.
n.
3. a chichi person or thing.
4. chichi quality.
[1905–10; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chichi - someone who dresses in a trendy fashionable way
dresser - a person who dresses in a particular way; "she's an elegant dresser"; "he's a meticulous dresser"
2.chichi - elegance by virtue of being fashionablechichi - elegance by virtue of being fashionable
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
dapperness, jauntiness, nattiness, rakishness - stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance
Adj.1.chichi - affectedly trendy and fashionable
stylish, fashionable - having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress; "a little less posh but every bit as stylish as Lord Peter Wimsey"; "the stylish resort of Gstadd"
Translations

chichi

[ˈʃiːʃiː] ADJafectado, cursi

chichi

adj (inf)todschick (inf), → auf schön gemacht (inf); dress etcverspielt, niedlich
References in classic literature ?
I saw at Low's Harbour the Chilotans making chichi, or cider, with this fruit: so true is it, as Humboldt remarks, that almost everywhere man finds means of preparing some kind of beverage from the vegetable kingdom.
Besides a fashion parade provided by Saks Fifth Avenue, guests were treated to songs by Broadway legend John Raitt, dancing and a chichi dinner prepared by chef Gilles Arzure that included pastry-wrapped oysters with champagne sauce, herb-crusted sea bass, roasted pigeon and chocolate truffles.
Water supply department of the cantonment board has sent the lump sump water bills to the residents of Jhanda Chichi, Dhok Chiragh Din, Lal Kurti and other areas despite shortage of water in all these areas.
SP Railway police, Javed Khan issued notices to slum dwellers of Mareer chowk, Mareer Hassan abad and Jhanda Chichi to remove the shanties with in 48 hours due to security threats.
Swindon also has three opens on its card, with West mead Chichi, a sister of Produce Stakes winner Dilemmas Flight and potential superstar Spiridon Louis, set to make it third time lucky over six bends.
The event will feature popular international and renowned recording artists Jose Luis Rodriguez "El Puma," Marco Antonio Solis, Carlos Ponce, Gisselle, Grupo Mania, ChiChi Peralta, Los Tri-O, Pablo Montero, Carmen Jara and many more.
This Saturday, parents and children can celebrate the French version of the Fourth of July with a Bastille Day Bash at Storyopolis, the chichi bookstore and art gallery in Los Angeles.
He was accused of being part of a suicide bombing which tool place on Dec 25 2003 aimed at former president Pervez Musharraf at Jhanda Chichi.
9, Jhanda Chichi, Rawalpindi while final context of these competition would be held on May 30, 2010 at Press Club, Liaqat Bagh Rawalpindi in which Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals (Kansi) would be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd winner.
Racing Post Festival Puppy Stayers betting from VCbet: 1-2 Spiridon Louis, 7-2 Mitzie, 6 Swift Maggie, 16 Westmead Suzie, 20 Big Brett Coal, 25 Vatican Skye, 33 Ardera Ruby, Cassie, Groovy Tears, Two Nicks, Westmead Annie, 50 Courts Ad Vieri, Miselar Custard, Roxie, Westmead Chichi, 66 Malbay Thumper, Vitini Junior, Westmead Sam.
No matter if the only star gazing you usually care about involves spotting a leading man or leading lady at some chichi restaurant, astronomers say seeing the Hale-Bopp comet could be a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Pirwadhai Mor, Chur Chaki, Radio Pakistan, GPO Saddar, Marrir Chowk, Liaquat Bagh, Taili Mohallah, Waris Khan, Naz Cinema, Rehmanabad, Shamsabad, Holy Family, Siddiqui Chowk, Sadiqabad, Muslim Town, Shah Khalid Colony, Jhanda Chichi, Kutchery Chowk, Ammar Chowk, Dhoke Chaudhrian, Sohan Chowk and dozens of other bus stations in Rawalpindi are without shelters.