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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Definitions for chichi

  1. Affectedly trendy.

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Citations for chichi
"Going in gangs to those chichi clubs at Maidenhead." E. Taylor, Game of Hide-&-Seek
"Whether the chichi gender theorists like it or not, sexual duality is a law of nature among all highly evolved life forms." Camille Paglia,
Origin of chichi
1905-1910
From the French word that literally means "curl of false hair"; used figuratively in the phrases faire des chichis, "to have affected manners, to make a fuss"; and gens à chichis, "affected, snobbish people." Sometimes spelled "chi-chi."