Meaning of CHIN in English


n. the front of the lower jaw.

Phrases and idioms:

chin-strap a strap for fastening a hat etc. under the chin. chin up colloq. cheer up. chin-wag sl. n. a talk or chat.

--v.intr. (-wagged, -wagging) have a gossip. keep one's chin up colloq. remain cheerful, esp. in adversity. take on the chin

1. suffer a severe blow from (a misfortune etc.).

2 endure courageously.


-chinned adj. (in comb.).

Etymology: OE cin(n) f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.