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The Over Usage of the Word, "Chic"

Has anyone else noticed how repetitive the word, 'chic' is used by some vendors, in particular, when describing their fashions?  Just about every sentence, and sometimes multiple times within the same sentence, the word is used.  Understandably, it is a word used in the fashion and design industry, but it seems as if no other comparable word/s are ever used. 

 

   To be clear, my post is not meant to be mean toward anyone in any way, shape or form.  It's merely something I've noticed and picked up on when watching some vendors describe their clothing line.   Just curious if anyone else has noticed the same thing.  

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Re: The Over Usage of the Word, "Chic"

Yes, and another one is "vibe."
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Re: The Over Usage of the Word, "Chic"

Yes among California Chic, cool girl.

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Re: The Over Usage of the Word, "Chic"

I’ve noticed that everything is predicated with the word “super”.

E.G.: It’s super chic or super cute or super sweet.

 

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Re: The Over Usage of the Word, "Chic"

Yes, Isaac and Dennis Basso have been chic ing for years. 😝 

Haven't seen Dennis in a minute come to think of it. 🤔 

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Re: The Over Usage of the Word, "Chic"

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There are NO items that QVC sells that are chic.

 

Definition  of chic

 
 
adjective
 
  1. elegantly and stylishly fashionable.
     
    noun
     
    1. stylishness and elegance, typically of a specified kind.
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Re: The Over Usage of the Word, "Chic"

Do you know your own repetitions?  Ever try to eliminate an overused word or expression from your own vocabulary or that of someone else?  

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Re: The Over Usage of the Word, "Chic"

@Somertime    If that's what it takes to be CHIC in our current world, I haven't seen or wanted anything chic for maybe 4 decades.

 

Maybe we're hearing a word for which the definition is being changed by the way people are using it?   

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Re: The Over Usage of the Word, "Chic"

I think “chic” is in the eye of the beholder. I’m not beholding any chic.
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Re: The Over Usage of the Word, "Chic"

 

does not bother me at all

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