Chichis'

chichi

[shee-shee]
adjective
1.
showily or affectedly elegant or trendy; pretentious.
noun
2.
a chichi person or thing.
3.
the quality of being chichi.

Origin:
1905–10; < French


1. flashy, ostentatious, flamboyant.
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chichi1 (ˈʃiːˌʃiː)
 
adj
1.  affectedly pretty or stylish
 
n
2.  the quality of being affectedly pretty or stylish
 
[C20: from French]

chichi2 (ˈtʃiːˌtʃiː)
 
n , pl chichis
Also (less common): chee-chee
 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]

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chichi
"extremely chic, sophisticated," also "pretentious fussiness," 1908, from Fr.
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