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Definition of "chintzy" [chintzy]

  • Of, relating to, or decorated with chintz. (adjective)
  • Gaudy; trashy: chintzy merchandise. (adjective)
  • Stingy; miserly. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chintzy" in a sentence
  • "... etc. I don't know what is comprised under the term chintzy, but it appeared to be a comprehensive one, for the nobleman descanted on the merits of the following patterns among others: --"
  • "Yang Jie built HanHan World through social marketing HanHan's World sells what one might call chintzy Iphone covers."
  • "September 8, 2009 2: 46 PM bojack, really, 'chintzy', come on, these babies must have set us back a mint ..... + they are capturing the leafs for Randolfo's bio-fuel ...."