double chin

noun

: 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

Examples of double chin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fat accumulation from weight gain can lead to a double chin, which causes the jawline to be less defined. Lana Barhum Updated, Verywell Health, 1 July 2024 The head is instead identified as a first-century ruler, possibly Nero, with a creased forehead, cropped curls and a slight double chin, although there’s something distinctly Egyptian-style about his round, bulging eyes. Jo Marchant, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 June 2024 The primary indicators that a facelift might be beneficial include deep nasolabial folds, jowls, sagging skin in the mid-face and neck, and loss of muscle tone creating a double chin. Carlos Wolf, Miami Herald, 6 June 2024 Like we can't be covered in tattoos, overweight, exhausted and with a double chin. Steve Baltin, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 Kybella® is another option that has been approved by the FDA to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat under the chin (i.e., to treat double chin). Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 18 Sep. 2023 Its popularity isn’t surprising when over 65% of Americans struggle with a double chin. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 18 Sep. 2023 TikTok users posted videos with a double chin, before the video would transition to reveal their true face. Uwa Ede-Osifo, NBC News, 5 May 2023 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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“Double chin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20chin. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

double chin

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