chichi(redirected from chichily)
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adj. chi·chi·er, chi·chi·est
Ostentatiously stylish; deliberately chic.
affectedly pretty or stylish
the quality of being affectedly pretty or stylish
[C20: from French]
(formerly, in India) n, pl chichis
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]
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]
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|Noun||1.||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 fashionable|
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
|Adj.||1.||chichi - affectedly trendy and fashionable|