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In the beginning, I was so chintzy I really didn't pay my employees well.
Sam Walton

Meaning of "chintzy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHINTZY

chintzy  [ˈtʃɪntsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHINTZY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chintzy is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CHINTZY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chintzy

Chintz

Chintz was originally glazed calico textiles, initially specifically those imported from India, printed with designs featuring flowers and other patterns in different colours, typically on a light plain background. Since the 19th century the term has also been used for the style of floral decoration developed in those calico textiles, but then used more widely, for example on chintzware pottery and wallpaper. Chintz designs are mostly European patterns loosely derived from the style of Indian designs themselves reflecting, via Mughal art, decorative traditions in Islamic art such as the arabesque. Unglazed calico is called "cretonne". The word calico is derived from the name of the Indian city Calicut to which it had a manufacturing association. In contemporary language the word "chintz" and "chintzy" can be used to refer to clothing or furnishings which are vulgar or florid in appearance.

Definition of chintzy in the English dictionary

The definition of chintzy in the dictionary is of, resembling, or covered with chintz. Other definition of chintzy is typical of the decor associated with the use of chintz soft furnishings, as in a country cottage.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHINTZY


antsy
ˈæntsɪ
artsy
ˈɑːtsɪ
bankruptcy
ˈbæŋkrʌptsɪ
bitsy
ˈbɪtsɪ
curtsy
ˈkɜːtsɪ
cutesy
ˈkjuːtsɪ
glitzy
ˈɡlɪtsɪ
gutsy
ˈɡʌtsɪ
Nazi
ˈnɑːtsɪ
Orczy
ˈɔːtsɪ
paparazzi
ˌpæpəˈrætsɪ
paramountcy
ˈpærəˌmaʊntsɪ
patsy
ˈpætsɪ
petuntse
pɪˈtʌntsɪ
petuntze
pɪˈtʌntsɪ
rootsy
ˈruːtsɪ
tootsie
ˈtʊtsɪ
Uffizi
juːˈfɪtsɪ
viscountcy
ˈvaɪkaʊntsɪ
Yangtze
ˈjæŋtsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHINTZY

chinless
chinless wonder
chinned
chinning
chinning bar
chino
chinoiserie
chinone
chinook
Chinook Jargon
Chinook salmon
chinos
chinovnik
chinquapin
chinstrap
chintz
chintz curtains
chintzier
chintziest
chinwag

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHINTZY

breezy
cozy
crazy
dizzy
fizzy
floozy
frenzy
frizzy
fuzzy
hazy
jazzy
klutzy
lazy
quartzy
ritzy
Sarkozy
schmaltzy
shmaltzy
sleazy
snazzy

Synonyms and antonyms of chintzy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chintzy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHINTZY

Find out the translation of chintzy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chintzy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chintzy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

印花棉布
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chintzy
570 millions of speakers

English

chintzy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

chintzy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تشينتزي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сумма для подарка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

glamoroso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

chintzy
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chintzy
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chintzy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

chintzy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

安っぽい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

값싼
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chintzy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chintzy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

chintzy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिंटोजी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

adi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chintzy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chintzy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сума для подарунка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chintzy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

chintzy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chintzy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chintzy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

chintzy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chintzy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHINTZY»

The term «chintzy» is regularly used and occupies the 70.484 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHINTZY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chintzy

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QUOTES WITH «CHINTZY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chintzy.
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Sam Walton
In the beginning, I was so chintzy I really didn't pay my employees well.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHINTZY»

Discover the use of chintzy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chintzy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Corpus Linguistics: Applications for the Study of English
Chintzy Three steps took them down to a cosy, carpeted room with chintzy tables, only a few of which were occupied. (Brennan 2003: 18) It might be argued that chintzy is not an evaluative adjective, as its denotative meaning (chintz is, ...
Ana María Hornero Corsico, María José Luzón, Silvia Murillo Ornat, 2008
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Catwalk: Includes Three Novels: Catwalk, Strike a Pose, and ...
“I got this," Aphro says, and handles them while I conduct an interview with Chintzy Colon. Chintzy sits down and smiles on cue. “You must have been upset that you didn't win, um, one of the house leader positions," I begin, broaching the  ...
Deborah Gregory, 2011
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Catwalk: Strike a Pose
"I don't know," Chintzy says, blushing big-time. As if on cue, Chintzy's eyes well up in fears, and she puts her hand to her face as if she's about to lose it. "It must be very upsetting," suggests Elgamela, winding up Chintzy for a three-hankie ...
Deborah Gregory, 2009
4
The Vocabulary Diet
1) mockery 2) chintzy 3) counterfeit 4) vow 5) wandering a) laughingstock b) meandering c) declaration d) forged e) tawdry SENTENCE BUILDING: Assemble the scrambled clues below to form proper sentences. 1) court battle/another ...
David DeRocco, 2001
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat
stove, my diet was unhealthy and minimal except when Chintzy decided I needed proper nourishment. I was reading The Pickwick Papers in the wicker porch chair as Chintzy, in a floppy hat and nurse's shoes, climbed the long flight of steps, ...
Patricia Linder, 2002
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God-Shaped Hole
I don't know, maybe they loved each other at one time, but it was also quite possible that she only married him because she wanted to live in that chintzy house of hers, and wear her chintzy rings, and lunch with her chintzy friends at the chintzy ...
Tiffanie DeBartolo, 2002
7
Vocabulary Fundamentals, Grade 5 - E-book
(economical, chintzy, valuable) 3. My umbrella immediately turned inside out! ( economical, lavish, chintzy) 4. Dad likes to shop at this supermarket even though it's a little (affordable, pricey, lavish) 5. Buying large quantities of paper products at ...
Evan-Moor
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อังกฤษอัพเกรด Slang ฝรั่งเลือกใช้ คนไทย Update
Chintzy cheap, miserly ราคาถก ขเหนยว Chintzy เปนผาราคาถกทใชทําผามานในยค เศรษฐกจตกตํา ตงแตชวงป 1929 ถงตนทศวรรษท 30 - ตน ทศวรรษท 40 และสแลงนถกใช มาตงแตบดนนเมอตองการพดถง ของราคาถก Chintz is a cheap fabric that was widely ...
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LIFE
A. chintzy'. challenge. to. Flip. At his Central Park South apartment, Silverman and Miss Kihn exchange a glance while watching TV. She works for one of the enemy — David Frost. CONTINUED injury of Jet football star Joe Namath. "ABC's no ...
10
Life Is Like a Sailboat: Selected Writings on Life and ...
She. Got. Chintzy. Oh what a difference two little digits can make. Justina Clark, an eighty-year-old widow, learned that lesson with ear-popping, cheek-blushing clarity this week when she got a hankering for upholstery fabric and picked up the  ...
John Grogan, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHINTZY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chintzy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Five Artists to Watch in July 2015
But their streamlined version of post-grunge grit admits what most bands of the era couldn't: that hey, despite the hair, some of their chintzy ... «SPIN, Jul 15»
2
Victoria Sadler :Rory Kinnear Stars in a Bizarre Adaptation of 'The …
The lawyer who takes on Josef's case is situated in the late 1960s / early 1970s with her A-line skirts, chintzy ceramic dogs and her erstwhile Nana ... «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
3
Eczema Orifice Angel collects the lovely, disturbing text games of …
It didn't seem that hard to imagine a huge company where everyone's stressed out producing a chintzy CGI video or desktop application in the ... «Boing Boing, Jul 15»
4
Your Guide On How To Prevent And Treat Those Pesky Ingrown Hairs
Don't be chintzy and try to make your razor blades last as long as possible. It will take so much longer to shave, the razor won't do a good job ... «TheGloss, Jul 15»
5
WEEKEND DINER: Come For Dessert
Remove brownie/ice cream stacks from freezer and frost thickly with the meringue - don't be chintzy - this will insulate them when they bake. «WDBJ7, Jul 15»
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My thoughts on the state of the Yankees, the A-rod milestone deals …
... the luxury tax? IMHO, they should have paid the whole $6 million to A-Rod, or at least to charity. The organization looks a little chintzy here. «Subway Squawkers, Jul 15»
7
Eyesore on the Fourth of July
For one of four ballplayers, Memorial Day and Independence Day fundamentally has little to no meaning, further serving to cheapen an already-chintzy gambit. «OutsidePitchMLB, Jul 15»
8
Amber Rose showers son Sebastian with smooches and as they …
So that being said, do a hot pink bag like Amber this summer, but skip the fake contracts and chintzy adornments. Check out our hip statement ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
9
The National Building Museum Built a Giant Ball-Pit 'Beach'
Chintzy in places, but honest entertainment. As architectural follies go, “The Beach” is brimming with good vibrations. It's a Pop Art reduction of ... «CityLab, Jul 15»
10
Pat Quinn talks a good game
Quinn often quotes scripture saying “To whom much is given, much is expected.” But he's got a reputation for being chintzy with his own dimes. «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Chintzy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chintzy>. Sep 2019 ».
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