chintz

noun \ ˈchin(t)s \
Updated on: 28 Nov 2017

Definition of chintz

1 : a printed calico from India
2 : a usually glazed printed cotton fabric

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Origin and Etymology of chintz

earlier chints, plural of chint, from Hindi chī̃ṭ & Urdu chīnṭ


CHINTZ Defined for English Language Learners

chintz

noun

Definition of chintz for English Language Learners

  • : a shiny cotton fabric with a flowery pattern printed on it



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