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Smart girl dismissing knight (4)

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I believe the answer is:

chic

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Here is my best explanation:

'smart' is the definition.

('chic' can be a synonym of 'smart')

I don't understand how the remainder of the clue works.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for chic that I've seen before include "Elegantly stylish", "Trendy", "Elegance", "Elegant and stylishly fashionable", "In vogue", "Stylishness, elegance", "Stylish, smart", "Snazzy", "Style" and "Stylishly fashionable".)

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