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Definition of "chichi" [chichi]

  • Ostentatiously stylish; deliberately chic. (adjective)
  • Ostentatious stylishness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chichi" in a sentence
  • "I enjoyed Gere as Irving, along with Alfred Molina as Irving’s perpetually nervous assistant and Hope Davis as his editor (although I found it unnerving that Davis, dolled up in chichi makeup and hairstyle, looks exactly like Flo — that annoying Progressive Insurance chick!)."
  • ""I've always wanted to sort of poke fun at the symbol of the white box in Chelsea," he said, referring to the chichi galleries typical of the area."
  • "The festive event is held at the embassy for the second time since last year, with drink of "chichi", a pink colored beverage made from corn and gifts such as "matraga", a toy noisemaker and Nicaraguan delicacies like "manjal", a cinnamon flavored milk pudding - a joyful experience of the country's culture and history."