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Definition of "chin" [chin]

  • The central forward portion of the lower jaw. (noun)
  • To pull (oneself) up with the arms while grasping an overhead horizontal bar until the chin is level with the bar. (verb-transitive)
  • Music To place (a violin) under the chin in preparation to play it. (verb-transitive)
  • To chin oneself. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal To make idle conversation; chatter. (verb-intransitive)
  • The protruding part of the lower jaw (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The front part of the face below the lips (noun)
  • To raise one's chin to (a horizontal bar, etc) when hanging by the arms (verb)
  • To punch or hit (someone) on the chin (verb)

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Use "chin" in a sentence
  • "*grabs shamwow an wipes chinny chin chin* O yesh, wii wuddnt want soggy peetsa!"
  • "The beard on his double chin is as white as snow, and when he laughs, his little round belly shakes like a bowlful of jelly - and that, as Ernest Berger sees it, is the problem."
  • "Mbvoumin, 42, has a sharp chin, is clean-shaven and keeps his hair cropped close to his head."