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chintzy

adjective \ˈchin(t)-sē\

: not showing good taste : not tasteful or stylish

: poorly or cheaply done or made : of low quality

: not willing to spend money or give anything away : stingy or cheap

chintz·i·erchintz·i·est

Full Definition of CHINTZY

1
:  decorated with or as if with chintz
2
a :  gaudy, cheap <chintzy toys>
b :  stingy
chintz·i·ness noun

Examples of CHINTZY

  1. The boss is chintzy about raises.
  2. <for the party I want chintzy plates that we can throw away afterward>

First Known Use of CHINTZY

1851

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