chichi chichi  /ˈtʃi tʃi/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who dresses in a trendy fashionable way
  2. (n) elegance by virtue of being fashionable
  3. (adj) affectedly trendy and fashionable

Usage(s):

  1. Sjvarkjallarinn has a reputation for its chichi clientele who come to indulge in one of Reykjavk's priciest menus and the restaurant's delightfully over-the-top presentation.
  2. Mandatory volunteerism, once the province of chichi private academies with a runaway sense of noblesse oblige, has become the latest reform fad in public schools.

News

  • Here Is the Perfect Christie’s Auction for the Engineer With More Money Than Sense

    Looks like we found yet another place to spend those ever-escalating engineering salaries: chichi Christie’s just announced ”First Bytes: Iconic Technology From the Twentieth Century.” It’s an online-only auction of rare tech gadgets, including an Apple-1 made by the Woz himself in 1976, long before his days of kicking it with Kimye . Read More
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

Quotes

  • "If it's going to be [a liquor license] for a chichi restaurant with a celebrity chef, wonderful," said Daniel Pokaski, chairman of the Boston Licensing Board. "But if it's for a corner bar, forget it. . . . They are deathly afraid of their...
    on Jun 20, 2005 By: Daniel Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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