Definition of chintz noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//tʃɪnts//
; NAmE NAmE//tʃɪnts//
[uncountable, countable] Interior décor
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a type of shiny cotton cloth with a printed design, especially of flowers, used for making curtains, covering furniture, etc. See related entries: Interior décor Word Originearly 17th cent. (as chints, plural of chint, denoting a stained or painted calico cloth imported from India): from Hindi chīṃṭ ‘spattering, stain’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chintz