1 adj Something that is chintzy is decorated or covered with chintz.
2 adj If you describe something as chintzy, you mean that it is showy and looks cheap.
(mainly AM, disapproval)
...a chintzy table lamp.
3 adj You can describe someone as chintzy if they are mean and seem to spend very little money compared with other people.
INFORMAL, disapproval ...disadvantages such as depending on chintzy and humiliating public dole for income.
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