chin

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1chin

noun \ˈchin\

: the part of the face below the mouth and above the neck

Full Definition of CHIN

1
:  the lower portion of the face lying below the lower lip and including the prominence of the lower jaw
2
:  the surface beneath or between the branches of the lower jaw
chin·less \-ləs\ adjective

Origin of CHIN

Middle English, from Old English cinn; akin to Old High German kinni chin, Latin gena cheek, Greek genys jaw, cheek
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with CHIN

2chin

verb
chinnedchin·ning

Definition of CHIN

transitive verb
1
:  to bring to or hold with the chin <chin a violin>
2
:  to raise (oneself) while hanging by the hands until the chin is level with the support
intransitive verb
slang :  to talk idly

Examples of CHIN

  1. <the kind of work environment in which staffers can knock off early on Friday and chin with the boss>

First Known Use of CHIN

1869

chin

noun \ˈchin\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHIN

: the lower portion of the face lying below the lower lip and including the prominence of the lower jaw—called also mentum
chin·less \-ləs\ adjective

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