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chin

noun \ ˈchin \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

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

chinless

play \-ləs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of chin

Middle English, from Old English cinn; akin to Old High German kinni chin, Latin gena cheek, Greek genys jaw, cheek


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chin

verb

Definition of chin

chinned; chinning
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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of chin

1869

chin Synonyms



CHIN Defined for English Language Learners

chin

noun

Definition of chin for English Language Learners

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


CHIN Defined for Kids

chin

noun \ ˈchin \

Definition of chin for Students

:the part of the face below the mouth and including the point of the lower jaw

Medical Dictionary

chin

noun \ ˈchin \

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

chinless

play \-ləs\ adjective


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