Definition of chintz
1 : a printed calico from India
2 : a usually glazed printed cotton fabric
Recent Examples of chintz from the Web
Chintz and leopard prints abound, along with shades of pink, green, and trench-coat tan.
The apartment seems to have countless patterns throughout, but really, there are only three: ikat, chintz and suzani.
Like a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, an enormous chandelier constructed of lights and crystals hung above people drinking tea in the historic lobby, their heavy winter coats thrown over its chintz couches.
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Origin and Etymology of chintz
earlier chints, plural of chint, from Hindi chī̃ṭ & Urdu chīnṭ
First Known Use: 1614See Words from the same year
CHINTZ Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chintz for English Language Learners
: a shiny cotton fabric with a flowery pattern printed on it
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