- chintzy [chint′sē]adj.chintzier, chintziest [ CHINTZ + -Y3: from the sleazy quality of some chintz fabrics]1. like chintz☆ 2. Informal cheap, stingy, mean, petty, etc.
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chintzy — adj. 1. resembling chintz or decorated with chintz. [PJC] 2. of very poor quality. [informal] Syn: bum, cheap, cheesy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tatty, tinny, chinchy. [WordNet 1.5] 3. stingy; miserly. Syn: cheap. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
chintzy — 1851, from CHINTZ (Cf. chintz) + Y (Cf. y) (2) … Etymology dictionary
chintzy — [adj] cheap looking cheap, frowzy, schlocky*, shabby, sleazy, tacky; concept 485 … New thesaurus
chintzy — ► ADJECTIVE (chintzier, chintziest) 1) decorated with or resembling chintz. 2) colourful but fussy and tasteless … English terms dictionary
chintzy — [[t]tʃɪ̱ntsi[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is chintzy is decorated or covered with chintz. [BRIT] ...huge great sofas and chintzy armchairs. 2) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe something as chintzy, you mean that it is showy and looks … English dictionary
chintzy — UK [ˈtʃɪntsɪ] / US adjective Word forms chintzy : adjective chintzy comparative chintzier superlative chintziest 1) a) covered or decorated with chintz a range of chintzy fabrics b) too colourful and in poor taste 2) American informal cheap and… … English dictionary
chintzy — [“tfmtsi] 1. mod. cheap; shoddy. □ Nobody’s gonna buy this chintzy stuff. Throw it out. □ What a chintzy car! The door fell off! 2. mod. stingy; miserly. □ The chintzy guy left me no tip! □ … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
chintzy — chintz|y [ tʃıntsi ] adjective 1. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL someone who is chintzy does not like to spend money or give things to people 2. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL inexpensive and badly made: chintzy furniture 3. ) covered or decorated with chintz: a range … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
chintzy — adjective 1 covered with chintz: a chintzy sofa 2 AmE informal cheap and badly made: a chintzy chest of drawers 3 AmE informal unwilling to give people things or spend money; stingy: We don t need to be chintzy over the Christmas presents this… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
chintzy — chintz|y [ˈtʃıntsi] adj 1.) BrE covered with chintz ▪ a chintzy sofa 2.) AmE informal cheap and badly made = ↑cheap ▪ a chintzy chest of drawers 3.) AmE informal unwilling to give people things or spend money = ↑stingy … Dictionary of contemporary English