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chintzy

[ chint-see ]
/ ˈtʃɪnt si /
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adjective, chintz·i·er, chintz·i·est.

of, like, or decorated with chintz.
cheap, inferior, or gaudy.
stingy; miserly: a chintzy way to entertain guests.

SYNONYMS FOR chintzy

3 cheap, close, stinting.

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Origin of chintzy

First recorded in 1850–55; chintz + -y1; cf. chinchy, which has reinforced figurative senses
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British Dictionary definitions for chintzy

chintzy
/ (ˈtʃɪntsɪ) /

adjective chintzier or chintziest

of, resembling, or covered with chintz
British informal typical of the decor associated with the use of chintz soft furnishings, as in a country cottage
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