"full of chinks," 1640s, from chink (n.1) + -y (2). As a noun by 1879, variant of chink (n.2), derogatory term for "Chinese person;" chiefly British.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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  • The tenant of the mean hut, with its “ragged roof and chinky wall,” has a heart to pity even these!

    Life of Robert Burns

    Thomas Carlyle