Adjective "Chic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Elegantly and stylishly fashionable.
  1. 'The self-deprecating menu says it wants to be a chic bistro, but it has the feel of a smart cafe.'
  2. 'Here is my fundamental issue with the world of, well, chic living.'
  3. 'No other country in the world, they say, has such a dazzling array of chic fashion on offer.'
  4. 'The clothes were very lady-like and slightly old fashioned, and not in the chic way.'
  5. 'She was even more chic than usual with a new, shorter hair style she had gotten on a recent trip to Cairo.'
  6. 'She suggests wearing them as close to the hairline as possible for a chic look.'
  7. 'The chic models took to the catwalk, immaculately dressed in this season's top styles.'
  8. 'The collection is very chic, luxurious, formal and rich but in a sharp, simple and modern way.'
  9. 'Her Desdemona is played as a very chic Italian lady, effortlessly fashionable, as so many Italians are.'
  10. 'The chic shops and bars, and above all the fast pace of life, reinforce the sense that London is the centre of the universe.'


Stylishness and elegance, typically of a specified kind.
  1. 'Other party plants are not content with such underground chic.'
  2. 'The matching ring with a single chestnut-cut stone is the ultimate in stylish chic.'
  3. 'Her chic usually includes grungy jeans with a little sparkly something on top.'
  4. 'By day, gliding down the catwalk or presenting one of the world's most famous faces to the camera, she is the epitome of modern chic.'
  5. 'These mostly 20-somethings are a million miles away from gilded superclubbers and heroin chic.'
  6. 'Suddenly, he's the older man and those grey hairs speak years, rather than designer chic.'
  7. 'The effect is dramatic, a superb blend of Old World glamour and contemporary chic.'
  8. 'It's very New York, where people wear expensive casual chic to work then go straight out to a bar and get trashed on Cosmopolitans.'
  9. 'Browns is for those who prefer their countryside retreat served up with urban chic rather than ancestral grandeur.'
  10. 'Not only is this digital music player the height of consumer chic, it's also stunningly practical.'


1. attractive and fashionable; stylish: a chic hat. noun

2. style and elegance, especially in dress: Paris clothes have such chic.

3. stylishness; modishness: the chic of the firstnighters.

4. casual and understated style, as in dress or décor, that expresses a specified trendy lifestyle or activity: Black-rimmed glasses bring some geek chic to your outfit.

More examples(as adjective)

"poetries can be chic in things."

"people can be chic in/at/on years."

"people can be chic in hats."

"people can be chic in coats."

"people can be chic."

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Mid 19th century: from French, probably from German Schick ‘skill’.