chin

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English[edit]

Composer Ambrose Thomas with hand on chin (1).

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

chin (plural chins)

  1. The bottom of a face, especially, the lower jaw or the region below the mouth.
  2. (slang, US) talk.
  3. (slang, UK) A falsehood.
  4. (boxing, uncountable) The ability to withstand being punched in the face without being knocked out.
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Verb[edit]

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. (UK, transitive) To punch (someone)'s chin (part of the body).
Synonyms[edit]
  • (talk (slang)): gab

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening of chinchilla.

Noun[edit]

chin (plural chins)

  1. (affectionate) a chinchilla.

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Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pīnus. Compare Daco-Romanian pin.

Noun[edit]

chin

  1. pine

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Franco-Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin canem, accusative singular of canis.

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chin

  1. dog

Japanese[edit]

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chin

  1. rōmaji reading of ちん

Navajo[edit]

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Noun[edit]

chin

  1. grime, filth, body dirt

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hungarian kín.

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chin n (plural chinuri)

  1. torture, pain

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References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

chin m (plural chines)

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

References[edit]

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