chic
I. noun Etymology: French Date: 1856 1. smart elegance and sophistication especially of dress or manner ; style <
wears her clothes with superb chic
>
2. a distinctive mode of dress or manner associated with a fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit <
wearing the latest in urban chic
>
3. a faddishly popular quality or appeal; also something (as a practice or interest) having such appeal <
the transient tides of academic chic — Irving Kristol
>
II. adjective (chicer; chicest) Date: 1865 1. cleverly stylish ; smart <
the woman who is chic adapts fashion to her own personality — Elizabeth L. Post
>
2. currently fashionable <
a chic restaurant
>
chicly adverbchicness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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