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Etymology 1[edit]

From chin +‎ -y.


chinny (comparative chinnier, superlative chinniest)

  1. Having a prominent chin.
  2. (boxing) Having a sensitive chin.
  3. (colloquial) Given to talk, talkative.


chinny (plural chinnies)

  1. An exercise performed by lying flat and then bringing the knees toward the chest while simultaneously raising the chest to meet the knees.
  2. (slang) An opaque white chalk marble with colored stripes.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From chinchilla +‎ -y.


chinny (plural chinnies)

  1. (informal) A chinchilla.
    • 2006, Jane Harrington & ‎Bill Henderson, Extreme Pets, ISBN 0439829488, page 69:
      Chinnies are rodents, so they chew-chew-chew! Make sure there are no electrical cords or other dangerous or important things within reach of his teeth.

Etymology 3[edit]

From chinensis +‎ -y?


chinny (plural chinnies)

  1. The Chinese pink; Dianthus chinensis.