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chinchy

[chin-chee] /ˈtʃɪn tʃi/
adjective, chinchier, chinchiest. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
stingy; miserly; cheap.
Origin of chinchy
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English, derivative of chinche (noun and adj.) < Old French chinche, chiche < Vulgar Latin *ciccus for Latin ciccum a bagatelle; see -y1
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chinchy

adjective

Parsimonious; stingy; mean; chintzy

[1300+; Middle English fr Old French chiche in same sense]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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