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Borrowed from French chic (“elegant”), probably from German Schick (“elegant appearance; tasteful presentation”), from Middle High German schicken (“to outfit oneself, fit in, arrange appropriately”), causative of Middle High German geschehen, gesch?n (“to happen, rush”), from Old High German giskehan (“to happen”), from Proto-Germanic *skehan? (“to run, move quickly”), from Proto-Indo-European *skek- (“to run, jump, spring”). The word is akin to Dutch schielijk (“hasty”), schikken (“to arrange”), Old English sc?on (“to happen”).
- Elegant, stylish.
chic (countable and uncountable, plural chics)
- (chiefly uncountable) Good form; style.
- (countable) A person with (a particular type of) chic.
Borrowed from Yucatec Maya chi?ik (“coati; buffoon”).
chic (plural chics)