chintzy

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Etymology[edit]

chintz +‎ -y

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chintzy (comparative chintzier, superlative chintziest)

  1. Of or decorated with chintz.
  2. Tastelessly showy; cheap, tacky, or gaudy.
    • John Betjeman, Death in Leamington
      "Tea!" she said in a tiny voice.
      "Wake up! It's nearly five."
      Oh! Chintzy, chintzy cheeriness,
      Half dead and half alive.
  3. Stingy; excessively reluctant to spend.

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  • chintzy at OneLook Dictionary Search