Definition of Chintzy

1. Adjective. Of very poor quality; flimsy.

Exact synonyms: Bum, Cheap, Cheesy, Crummy, Punk, Sleazy, Tinny
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Inferior
Derivative terms: Bum, Cheapness, Sleaze, Sleaziness



2. Adjective. Embarrassingly stingy.
Exact synonyms: Cheap, Chinchy
Similar to: Stingy, Ungenerous
Derivative terms: Cheapness

Definition of Chintzy

1. Adjective. Of or decorated with chintz. ¹

2. Adjective. tastelessly showy; cheap, tacky, or gaudy ¹

3. Adjective. Stingy; excessively reluctant to spend. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chintzy

1. gaudy; cheap [adj CHINTZIER, CHINTZIEST]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chintzy

chinse
chinsed
chinses
chinsing
chinstrap
chinstrap penguin
chinstrap penguins
chinstraps
chints
chintses
chintz
chintzes
chintzier
chintziest
chintzily
chintzy (current term)
chinwag
chinwagged
chinwagging
chinwags
chiolite
chionablepsia
chionodoxa
chionodoxas
chionophile
chionophiles
chip
chip-blower
chip-shot
chip and PIN

Literary usage of Chintzy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. That which Hath Wings: A Novel of the Day by Richard Dehan (1918)
"In the prettily furnished sitting-room, communicating with her chintzy bedroom, ... She threw off her hat and coat, pitched them down upon the chintzy sofa, ..."

2. Essays and Essay-writing: Based on Atlantic Monthly Models by William Maddux Tanner (1918)
"The little bluebirds of my chintzy curtains will sing and fly for her like the first gay troubadours of the fence-posts. The hour-glass, up beside Big Ben, ..."

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