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chichi (SHEE-shee) adjective

Affectedly elegant.

noun

1. Showy stylishness.

2. A person with such quality.

[From French.]

"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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