from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Stingy; tightfisted; cheap.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective same as
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- adjective embarrassingly stingy
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Alteration of chintzy.]
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Aim for 60g per twenty-four hours (I prefer bean curd or soja; it is chinchy, easy to fry - with fat-free Pam spray - and carries beaucoup protein).
Sure, Clovis had complained, the chinchy old skinflint would give them that for stove wood; if they did wear themselves out and saw it up nobody could ever split it, he had said.
She wouldn’t let him go, for even with credit from Joe and the milkman, and being as chinchy as she could, Zedke’s bill must be close to a hundred and fifty dollars now.
ruzuzu commented on the word chinchy
See example on near.
September 5, 2010