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chintzy

adjective uk   us   /ˈtʃɪnt.si/

chintzy adjective (DECORATION)

decorated with a lot of chintz: I find their house a bit too chintzy.

chintzy adjective (CHEAP)

US cheap and of low quality: It's a chintzy hat, you can't expect it to last for long.

chintzy adjective (NOT GENEROUS)

US not willing to spend money: Don't be so chintzy, the whole evening will only cost you ten bucks.
Translations of “chintzy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝飾, 以大量的印花棉布裝飾…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装饰, 以大量的摩擦轧光印花棉布装饰…
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