AskDefine | Define chin

Dictionary Definition



1 the protruding part of the lower jaw [syn: mentum]
2 Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India [syn: Kuki, Kuki-Chin] v : in gymnastics: raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar [syn: chin up] [also: chinning, chinned]

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see Chin



Etymology 1

From ċinn. Compare Persian (châneh), German Kinn.


  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.
bottom of a face

Etymology 2

Shortening of chinchilla.


  1. a chinchilla.



  1. an exclamation of dislike.




  1. torture, pain



Derived terms



  1. In the context of "Dominican Republic|slang|lang=es": small amount
Dame un chin de café. (Give me a little coffee.)


Extensive Definition

In the human anatomy, the chin is the lowermost part of the face.
It is formed by the lower front of the mandible.

See also

chin in Arabic: ذقن
chin in Aymara: K'achi
chin in Catalan: Mentó
chin in Cebuano: Menton
chin in Czech: Brada
chin in Spanish: Barbilla
chin in Esperanto: Mentono
chin in Persian: چانه
chin in French: Menton (partie du visage)
chin in Indonesian: Dagu
chin in Italian: Mento
chin in Pampanga: Baba
chin in Latin: Mentum
chin in Latvian: Zods
chin in Dutch: Kin
chin in Occitan (post 1500): Menton (anatomia)
chin in Portuguese: Queixo
chin in Russian: Подбородок
chin in Sicilian: Varvarottu
chin in Simple English: Chin
chin in Swedish: Haka
chin in Tagalog: Baba
chin in Yiddish: גאמבע
chin in Chinese: 頷

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bandy words, bat the breeze, beat the gums, button, causerie, chat, chew the fat, chew the rag, colloque, colloquize, commerce with, commune with, communicate, communicate with, confab, confabulate, converse, converse with, discourse with, jaw, mentum, prose, rap, shoot the breeze, speak with, spiel, take counsel with, talk, talk together, visit, visit with, yak, yakkety-yak, yap, yarn
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