Something that's chic is fashionable or stylish. If you see a chic outfit in the window of a chic boutique, you might imagine that buying it will make you as chic as a fashion model.

Chic can also be used as an noun to mean a specific type of stylishness or coolness, like a downtown urban chic (skinny jeans, perhaps), or nerdy chic (big glasses). Chic is a French word, so remember, whether it's an adjective or a noun, to pronounce it as “sheek” and not “chick,” so you can sound as chic as you look!

Definitions of chic
  1. adjective
    elegant and stylish
    chic elegance”
    synonyms: smart, voguish
    fashionable, stylish
    having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress
  2. noun
    elegance by virtue of being fashionable
    synonyms: chichi, chicness, last word, modishness, smartness, stylishness, swank
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    dapperness, jauntiness, nattiness, rakishness
    stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance
    type of:
    a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
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