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Aug 8, 2012
This week's theme
Reduplicatives

This week's words
chop-chop
froufrou
chichi
chin-chin
yada yada

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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.

See more usage examples of chichi in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Men are the devils of the earth and the animals are its tormented souls. -Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher (1788-1860)

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