WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
chinch•y  (chinchē),USA pronunciation adj.,  chinch•i•er, chinch•i•est. [Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.]
  1. Dialect Termsstingy;
    miserly;
    cheap.
  • Vulgar Latin *ciccus for Latin ciccum a bagatelle; see -y1
  • Old French chinche, chiche
  • late Middle English, derivative of chinche (noun, nominal and adjective, adjectival) 1400–50

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