- The definition of chintz is multi-colored cotton fabric that has a glazed finish and that is often used for upholstery or drapes.
A multi-colored fabric on the sofa is an example of chintz.
a cotton cloth printed in colors with flower designs or other patterns and usually glazed
Origin of chintzearlier chints, plural of chint ; from Hindi chhīnt, chintz ; from Sanskrit chitra, spot ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)kai-, bright from source -hood, Old English hador, bright, Classical Latin caelum, sky
A printed and glazed cotton fabric, usually of bright colors.
Origin of chintzObsolete chints, pl. of chint, chintz, from Hindi chī&tlowdot;, chī&mdot;&tlowdot;, splash, pattern painted on cloth, chintz.
From Hindi छींट (chīṅṭ).