[chint-see] /ˈtʃɪnt si/
adjective, chintzier, chintziest.
of, like, or decorated with chintz.
cheap, inferior, or gaudy.
a chintzy way to entertain guests.
adjective chintzier, chintziest
of, resembling, or covered with chintz
(Brit, informal) typical of the decor associated with the use of chintz soft furnishings, as in a country cottage
1851, from chintz + -y (2).
Parsimonious; stingy; cheap, chinchy • The spelling imitates that of chintzy 2; a dialect spelling chinsy is attested from 1940: Ask them to validate both tickets, she’d think I was chintzy
[1950s+; probably fr chinchy]
[1850s+; fr Hindi fr chintz, a printed cotton fabric regarded as cheap, gaudy, and unstylish]
[chin-uhp] /ˈtʃɪnˌʌp/ noun 1. an act or instance of chinning a horizontal bar, rod, or the like. n. also chinup, type of exercise, 1951, from chin (v.) + up (adv.). Earlier it was called chinning the bar and under names such as this is described by 1883.
[chin-wag] /ˈtʃɪnˌwæg/ Slang. verb (used without object), chinwagged, chinwagging. 1. to chat idly; gossip. noun 2. an idle chat; gossiping. /ˈtʃɪnˌwæɡ/ noun 1. (Brit, informal) a chat or gossipy conversation noun A conversation, esp a long and intimate chat: You haven’t had a good chin-wag with your sisterin-law since she got the joystick for her […]
[Chinese chin-wahng-dou] /Chinese ˈtʃɪnˈwɑŋˈdaʊ/ noun, Older Spelling. 1. . [chin-hwahng-dou] /ˈtʃɪnˈʰwɑŋˈdaʊ/ noun, Pinyin. 1. a seaport in NE Hebei province, in NE China, on the Bohai.
[kee-oh-jee-uh; Italian kyawd-jah] /kiˈoʊ dʒi ə; Italian ˈkyɔd dʒɑ/ noun 1. a city in NE Italy, on an island at the S end of the Lagoon of Venice.