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 badly made

chintzy furniture

3) American informal someone who is chintzy does not like to spend money or give things to people

English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 — [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 …   English World 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 — [“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

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