Thursday, August 09, 2012

THE FIRST WORD


chichi

PRONUNCIATION:
(SHEE-shee) 
MEANING:
adjective: Affectedly elegant.
noun: Showy stylishness.
ETYMOLOGY:
From French, of imitative origin. Earliest documented use: 1908.
USAGE:
"If all that sounds too chichi, get back to basics with the traditional present -- socks."
Bazaar; The Independent (London); Nov 2, 1996.

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