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chichi

[shee-shee] /ˈʃiˌʃi/
adjective
1.
showily or affectedly elegant or trendy; pretentious.
noun
2.
a chichi person or thing.
3.
the quality of being chichi.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < French
Synonyms
1. flashy, ostentatious, flamboyant.
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British Dictionary definitions for chichis'

chichi1

/ˈʃiːˌʃiː/
adjective
1.
affectedly pretty or stylish
noun
2.
the quality of being affectedly pretty or stylish
Word Origin
C20: from French

chichi2

/ˈtʃiːˌtʃiː/
noun (formerly, in India) (pl) chichis
1.
  1. a person of mixed British and Indian descent; Anglo-Indian
  2. (as modifier): a chichi accent
Also (less common) chee-chee
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from Hindi chhī-chhī, literally: dirt, or perhaps imitative of their supposed singsong speech
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Slang definitions & phrases for chichis'

chichi

adjective

: Fifth and 57th is no longer so chi-chi

noun

Something frilly, fancy, precious, and overdecorated: Another bit of chichi that has come to our notice lately is Eleanor Roosevelt's letterhead/ So much chichi. The pretty glass people

[1940+; fr French fr chic]


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