Chintz meaning

chĭnts
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.

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A cotton cloth printed in colors with flower designs or other patterns and usually glazed.
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A printed and glazed cotton fabric, usually of bright colors.
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A painted or stained calico fabric, originally produced in India, and known for its brightly colored designs.
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Origin of chintz

  • Obsolete chints pl. of chint chintz from Hindi chīṭ, chīṁṭ splash, pattern painted on cloth, chintz

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hindi छींट (chīṅṭ).

    From Wiktionary