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chinchy

[chin-chee]
adjective, chinch·i·er, chinch·i·est. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. stingy; miserly; cheap.
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Origin of chinchy

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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