Meaning of CHINTZY in English

CHINTZY

transcription, транскрипция: [ tʃɪntsi ]

1.

Something that is chintzy is decorated or covered with chintz. ( BRIT )

...chintzy armchairs.

ADJ

2.

If you describe something as chintzy , you mean that it is showy and looks cheap. ( mainly AM )

...a chintzy table lamp.

ADJ [ disapproval ]

3.

You can describe someone as chintzy if they are mean and seem to spend very little money compared with other people. ( AM INFORMAL )

...disadvantages such as depending on chintzy and humiliating public dole for income.

ADJ [ disapproval ]

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