chinchy
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]


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  • 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

  • chinchy — adjective embarrassingly stingy • Syn: ↑cheap, ↑chintzy • Similar to: ↑stingy, ↑ungenerous • Derivationally related forms: ↑cheapness (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • chintzy — adj. 1. resembling chintz or decorated with chintz. [PJC] 2. of very poor quality. [informal] Syn: bum, cheap, cheesy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tatty, tinny, chinchy. [WordNet 1.5] 3. stingy; miserly. Syn: cheap. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chintzy — /chint see/, adj., chintzier, chintziest. 1. of, like, or decorated with chintz. 2. cheap, inferior, or gaudy. 3. stingy; miserly: a chintzy way to entertain guests. [1850 55; CHINTZ + Y1; cf. CHINCHY, which has reinforced figurative senses] Syn …   Universalium

  • cheeseparing — Synonyms and related words: Scotch, canny, careful, chary, cheap, chinchy, chintzy, close, closefisted, conserving, cooling, cooling down, cooling off, curtailment, cutback, economic, economization, economizing, economy, economy of assumption,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chintzy — Synonyms and related words: beat up, bedraggled, blowzy, careless, cheeseparing, chinchy, dilapidated, drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, exiguous, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy, grubby, improper, in bad taste, in rags, inappropriate, indecent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • exiguous — Synonyms and related words: Lenten, Spartan, abstemious, ascetic, austere, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, cramped, dinky, dwarfed, dwarfish, frugal, half pint, impoverished, infrequent, jejune, knee high, lean, limited, little, meager, mean,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • infrequent — Synonyms and related words: almost unheard of, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, exiguous, meager, miserly, niggardly, piddling, poor, rare, scant, scanty, scarce, scattered, scrimping, scrimpy, seldom met with, seldom seen, skimping, skimpy, slim …   Moby Thesaurus

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