double chin


: a fleshy or fatty fold under the chin
He has a spiky crew cut from the 50's over a jowly face, a double chin and a thick neck.Pat Jordan
double-chinned adjective
At last the merchants came, some striding down King Street, rosy-faced, double-chinned, known and greeted by everyone … Esther Forbes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Brühl also pulled his head into his collar to create the sense of a double chin without prosthetics. Emily Zemler, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1521, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of double chin was in 1521

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Cite this Entry

“Double chin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition

double chin

: a fleshy or fatty fold under the chin
double-chinned adjective
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