Green’s Dictionary of Slang

chick n.2

[mispron. Fr. chic]

fashionableness, smartness, chic.

[UK] ‘’Arry at the Gaiety’ in Punch 5 July 309/1: Every gent as is really a gent, and a lover of chick and ler bow.
[UK] ‘’Arry on His Critics’ in Punch 17 Dec. 280/1: Snappy snideness put pithy, my pippin, the pick of the chick and the hodd.
[UK] ‘’Arry on Harry’ in Punch 24 Aug. 90/3: There’s chick in it, Harry, and that’s what you chalk-witted chowders ain’t got.