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chin

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noun \ˈchin\

Definition of chin

  1. 1 :  the lower portion of the face lying below the lower lip and including the prominence of the lower jaw

  2. 2 :  the surface beneath or between the branches of the lower jaw

chinless

play \-ləs\ adjective

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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chin

verb

Definition of chin

chinned

chinning

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bring to or hold with the chin <chin a violin>

  3. 2 :  to raise (oneself) while hanging by the hands until the chin is level with the support

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 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>

1869

First Known Use of chin

1869



CHIN Defined for English Language Learners

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chin

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noun \ˈchin\

Definition of chin for English Language Learners

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


CHIN Defined for Kids

chin

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noun \ˈchin\

Definition of chin for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

chin

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noun \ˈchin\

Medical Definition of chin

  1. :  the lower portion of the face lying below the lower lip and including the prominence of the lower jaw—called also mentum

chinless

\-ləs\play adjective


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