Chic (Style)

Chic (Style)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Chic, meaning 'stylish' or 'smart', is an element of fashion and the counterpart of posh.Chic is a French word, established in English since at least the 1870s. Early references in English dictionaries classified it as slang and New Zealand-born lexicographer Eric Partridge noted, with reference to its colloquial meaning, that it was "not so used in Fr[ench]." There is a similar word in German, schick, with a meaning similar to chic; indeed chic may be linked to the word chicane. Although the French pronunciation (sh k or "sheek") is now virtually standard and was that given by Fowler, chic was often rendered in the anglicised form of "chick." An example was in Simon Raven's Edward and Mrs Simpson (Thames, 1978), a television drama based on the events leading to the Abdication crisis of 1936, when the leader of the Labour Party, Clement Attlee (played by Patrick Troughton), used the word slightly contemptuously during a meeting with Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (David Waller).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136525860
  • 9786136525860