Definition of chinchy
chiefly South & Midland
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Origin and Etymology of chinchy
Middle English, from chinche miser, miserly (from Old French chinche, chiche, from—assumed—Vulgar Latin ciccus, from Latin ciccum trifle) + Middle English -y
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