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chink

noun \ ˈchiŋk \

Definition of chink

1 :a small cleft, slit, or fissure
  • a chink in the fence
2 :a weak spot that may leave one vulnerable
  • his lawyers found a chink in the law
3 :a narrow beam of light shining through a chink

Origin and Etymology of chink

probably alteration of Middle English chine crack, fissure


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chink

verb

Definition of chink

transitive verb
:to fill the chinks of (as by caulking)
  • chink a log cabin

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chink

noun

Definition of chink

1 archaic :coin, money
2 :a short sharp sound

Origin and Etymology of chink

imitative


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chink

verb

Definition of chink

intransitive verb
:to make a slight sharp metallic sound
transitive verb
:to cause to make a chink

Chink

noun or adjective \ ˈchiŋk \

Definition of Chink

offensive
used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a person of Chinese birth or descent

Origin and Etymology of chink

perhaps alteration of Chinese


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chink

noun \ ˈchiŋk \

Definition of chink for Students

:a narrow slit or crack (as in a wall)

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