chin-chin

interjection
\ ˈchinˌchin \

Definition of chin-chin

 (Entry 1 of 3)

used to express greeting or farewell

chin-chin

intransitive verb
\ " \
chin-chinned; chin-chinned; chin-chinning; chin-chins

Definition of chin-chin (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : to make a request ceremoniously : converse politely
2 : to talk especially casually or at random

chin-chin

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of chin-chin (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : ceremonious talk : salutation
2 : casual or trivial talk : chatter idle chin-chin to pass a hot afternoon

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History and Etymology for chin-chin

Interjection

Chinese (Pekingese) ch'ing3, ch'ing3-ch'ing3, an expression of courtesy

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“Chin-chin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chin-chin. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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