[ chin-chee ]
/ ˈtʃɪn tʃi /
adjective, chinch·i·er, chinch·i·est.Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
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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