chinwag

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Noun[edit]

chinwag (plural chinwags)

  1. (UK, informal)  An informal conversation, usually about everyday matters; a chat, a gossip.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, “Foreword”, in The China Governess[1]:
      Reg liked a chat about old times and we used to go and have a chinwag in the pub.
    • 2008, "Raising a cup for Macmillan Cancer," Reading Post (UK), 29 September (retrieved 25 Sep 2010):
      Hundreds of Reading folk got together for coffee, cake and a good old fashioned chinwag during a national cancer charity's coffee morning fundraiser.

Verb[edit]

chinwag (third-person singular simple present chinwags, present participle chinwagging, simple past and past participle chinwagged)

  1. (UK, informal) To chat, gossip.
    I saw the pair of them chinwagging by the water-cooler

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