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ID #3975

chinchy

adj. 1. [US dial. idem ADD; OED, niggardly obs. 1653] stingy: That man so chinchy! All them dilly on he tree and he won't give us none! (Nassau). (Black)

2. [Belize idem (Dayley 1979); cf. CHINCHY and DJE chichi "probably from some African form indicating small size ...  Ewe titi tiny"] tiny: All I eat was one chinchy little bit of pie (Inagua). cf. SQUINCHY, WINJY (Black)

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Last update: 2012-01-10 11:41
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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