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#206605 - 08/08/12 02:45 AM Chichi
MichaelMediaMix Offline

Registered: 08/08/12
Posts: 1
Loc: Barcelona
I was amused to see this word come up, since in Spanish it refers to a lady's most private part! And, I was surprised to see, quite a few other coincident meanings. See, for example, http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=chichi

#206606 - 08/08/12 04:13 AM Re: Chichi [Re: MichaelMediaMix]
SamDottore Offline

Registered: 08/08/12
Posts: 14
Loc: West Sussex, UK
When I was a boy in the '50s in Mumbai (then known as Bombay), the term 'chichi' I heard sometimes used to refer to someone who was part-Indian, part-European. I presume it was Hindu in origin, but I don't know for sure, and I suppose it may have derived from the 'faecal' (fecal?) connotation mentioned in the Urban Dictionary, suggesting someone dirty and untouchable.
Can anyone elaborate?
"Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate" - 'Abandon all hope, ye who enter'.
Dante (Durante degli) Alighieri, "La Divina Commedia", "Inferno", c 1308-1321

#206608 - 08/08/12 01:11 PM Re: Chichi [Re: SamDottore]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 8536
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Welcome to you both!
----please, draw me a sheep----

#206609 - 08/09/12 05:27 AM Re: Chichi [Re: LukeJavan8]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5295
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Chichi is also a lump of deepfried batter lightly sweetened and sprinkled with sugar. For the children a traditional "can we have a chichi? " - item on village fairs in the Provence/ Bouches-du Rhône.
Froufrou is a dutch biscuit. Two small thin rectangular wafers with a thin layer of vanilla sugercream in between. Yum!

#206651 - 08/13/12 03:30 AM Re: Chichi [Re: MichaelMediaMix]
khitty.76 Offline

Registered: 08/13/12
Posts: 1
ChichE (with an "e" at the end) refers to a woman's breast, and that applies to Spanish spoken in Latin America. http://lema.rae.es/drae/?val=chiche

In my country, "chichi" refers to a baby.


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