chinchy

chinchy

[chin-chee]
adjective, chinchier, chinchiest. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
stingy; miserly; cheap.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English, derivative of chinche (noun and adj.) < Old French chinche, chiche < Vulgar Latin *ciccus for Latin ciccum a bagatelle; see -y1

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