Friday, August 1, 2008

Chic vs. chick

Ok so Joanne and I have been talking about the correct spelling of the word chic/chick when you are referring to a girl. I have always known it as chic, because a chick is a baby chicken. Not sure if it is a southern thing or what. So what do you use when you are spelling it out and talking about a girl?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chick---
isn't chic a french word and not even pronounced the same?

Deb

Tommy said...

Yeah, 'chic' is French, and means 'fancy or trendy'. "Chick" is slang for a female, and came from men calling a woman a 'chick' a'la a baby chicken. Don't know how it started, but I used the word 'chick' on my first date with Wendy and there almost wasn't a second date b/c of it!

joanne said...

Right I don't pronounce chic like chick I pronounce it like sheek/shiek with Tommy's definition.

Vicki said...

Well all I know is us TN people have always spelled it without the "k" on there. Might be the backass way we where taught LOL

joanne said...

I'm right I'm right I'm right uh huh uh huh I'm right lmfao!

Anonymous said...

In the 60-70s, pretty or not, young women were referred to as a "chic" and/or a "hippie chic." No "k" and rhymes with Mick.

Chic is also French, pronounced shēk referring to stylish.

Libellule said...

No, Joanne. It was always "chick," not "chic." Chic is always, but ALWAYS, pronounced "sheek," and is French for "stylish." There is no "also." There is the term "hippie chic," where chic of course is still pronounced "sheek" (as always) and refers to hippie style. If you say "hippie chick," on the other hand, that means a hippie girl.