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[chingk] /tʃɪŋk/ noun 1. a crack, cleft, or fissure: a chink in a wall. 2. a narrow opening: a chink between two buildings. verb (used with object) 3. to fill up chinks in. [chingk] /tʃɪŋk/ verb (used with or without object) 1. to make, or cause to make, a short, sharp, ringing sound, as of […]
adj. “full of chinks,” 1640s, from chink (n.1) + -y (2). As a noun by 1879, variant of chink (n.2), derogatory term for “Chinese person;” chiefly British.
[chin] /tʃɪn/ noun 1. the lower extremity of the face, below the mouth. 2. the prominence of the lower jaw. 3. Informal. . verb (used with object), chinned, chinning. 4. Gymnastics. 5. to raise or hold to the chin, as a violin. 6. Archaic. to talk to; chatter with. verb (used without object), chinned, chinning. […]
- Chinless wonder
noun 1. (Brit, informal) a person, esp an upper-class one, lacking strength of character