chinchiest
chinchy chinch"y (ch[i^]nch"[y^]), adj. [Compar. {chinchier} (ch[i^]n"ch[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {chinchiest} (ch[i^]n"ch[i^]*[e^]st).] [See {chinche}.] same as {stingy}.

Syn: cheap, chintzy, stingy, chinche. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • chinchier — chinchy chinch y (ch[i^]nch [y^]), adj. [Compar. {chinchier} (ch[i^]n ch[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {chinchiest} (ch[i^]n ch[i^]*[e^]st).] [See {chinche}.] same as {stingy}. Syn: cheap, chintzy, stingy, chinche. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chinchy — chinch y (ch[i^]nch [y^]), adj. [Compar. {chinchier} (ch[i^]n ch[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {chinchiest} (ch[i^]n ch[i^]*[e^]st).] [See {chinche}.] same as {stingy}. Syn: cheap, chintzy, stingy, chinche. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chinchy — /chin chee/, adj., chinchier, chinchiest. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. stingy; miserly; cheap. [1400 50; late ME, deriv. of chinche (n. and adj.) < OF chinche, chiche < VL *ciccus for L ciccum a bagatelle; see Y1] * * * …   Universalium

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