There is a great divide at yellow is the color over the origin of the word “chach” or “chachi.” To quote the Urban Dictionary,
Defined: Someone who thinks they are a bit too cool… Generally the person who dresses a bit over the top and/or always trying to “one-up” someone else’s comments, whilst tending to overdo everything they try to do….
In a Night-club where everyone is in cargo pants and shirts… “chachi” rocks up with the denim jacket and greased back hair, and sun glasses on his head at 2am…thinking he’s a little too good for everyone else at the club.
“Look at that guy over there….what a chachi….!”
What comes to mind? Where have I heard chachi before? Could the origins be with my childhood crush Scott Baio? I must admit I was more for Charles but still, could it be Fonz’s cousin Chachi?
Origin: Australian/American colloquialism.
Based on Happy Days character…. though evolving over the years…
Let’s look deeper, let’s check wikipedia, the purveyor of truth and justice. Alas, this is so unfortunate. I have been let down today for this is all that exists on the origins of chachi.
What about something slightly more risky? Could Chachi reference a male sexual organ? Why not ask VH1?
The most boring characters from Happy Days come alive for one season before being canceled. Rumors exist that the show was popular only in Korea, where the word Chachi is translated to mean penis. The name Joanie Loves Penis does have a certain ring to it.
We may never know the true origins of a Chachi, but they will forever live on in our hearts.