chin

See also: Chin and chín

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EnglishEdit

Composer Ambrose Thomas with hand on chin (1).

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English chin, from Old English cin or ċinn ‎(chin), from Proto-Germanic *kinnuz ‎(chin), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenHw-, *ǵnā(w)- ‎(jaw). Compare West Frisian/Dutch kin, Low German/German Kinn, Danish kind, Icelandic kinn and Welsh gen, Latin gena, Tocharian A śanwem, Ancient Greek γένυς ‎(génus) 'jaw', Armenian ծնոտ ‎(cnot), Persian چانه ‎(čâne), Sanskrit हनु ‎(hánu).

NounEdit

chin ‎(plural chins)

  1. The bottom of a face, (specifically) the typically jutting jawline below the mouth.
    • 1876, "C" in the Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. IV, p. 616:
      Our English ch (pronounced tch) for original c (as in chin for Old English cin, child for cild) is due probably to Norman influence, but here, as often, it is difficult to differentiate the results of the many disturbing causes which have operated upon our language.
  2. (slang, US) Talk.
  3. (slang, Britain) A lie, a falsehood.
  4. (boxing, uncountable) The ability to withstand being punched in the chin without being knocked out.
SynonymsEdit
  • (central area of the jaw, below the mouth): mentum (anatomy)
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VerbEdit

chin ‎(third-person singular simple present chins, present participle chinning, simple past and past participle chinned)

  1. (slang, intransitive) To talk.
  2. To perform a chin-up.
  3. (Britain, transitive) To punch (someone)'s chin (part of the body).
SynonymsEdit
  • (talk (slang)): gab

Etymology 2Edit

Shortening of chinchilla.

NounEdit

chin ‎(plural chins)

  1. (affectionate) a chinchilla.

AnagramsEdit


AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pīnus. Compare Daco-Romanian pin.

NounEdit

chin

  1. pine

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Franco-ProvençalEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin canem, accusative singular of canis.

NounEdit

chin

  1. dog

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

chin

  1. rōmaji reading of ちん

NavajoEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chin

  1. grime, filth, body dirt

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Hungarian kín.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chin n ‎(plural chinuri)

  1. torture, pain

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dicționarul explicativ al limbii române (DEX) Online : [1]

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

chin m ‎(plural chines)

  1. (Dominican Republic, slang) small amount
    Dame un chin de café.
    Give me a little coffee.

ReferencesEdit

  • Orlando Alba, Cómo hablamos los dominicanos, Santo Domingo, Amigo del Hogar, 2003. (full text)
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