Definition of Chin-wag

1. Noun. Light informal conversation for social occasions.

Definition of Chin-wag

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of chinwag) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chin-wag

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chin-wag (current term)
chin cap
chin chin
chin guard
chin guards
chin jerk
chin muscle
chin music
chin reflex
chin rest
chin roll
chin rolls
chin strap

Literary usage of Chin-wag

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"C/.t chin-wag. The French say casser un mot. 1872. SL CLEMENS ('Mark Twain"), ... I'd just like to have a bit of chin-wag with you on the quiet. CHIP, subs. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"chin-wag (common), officious impertinence (Hotten). Chip (American journalism). Local items in newspapers are called chips. and sometimes ..."

3. The slang dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"chin-wag, officious impertinence. Chip of the Old Block, a child which physically or morally resembles its father. BROTHER CHIP, one of the same trade or ..."

4. Studies in English, Written and Spoken: For the Use of Continental Students by Cornelis Stoffel (1894)
"Of other more or less vulgar terms for "speech, talk", occasionally employed by 'Any, I mention chin-music, chin-wag; Punch, January 10, 1885, ..."

5. Regional Integration in the Asia Pacific: Issues And Prospects by Hawke Centre (2005)
"... the occasional get-together and chin-wag: we need to build institutional ties. Twinning arrangements between like-minded institutions might be a start. ..."

6. The Slang Dictionary: Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast by John Camden Hotten (1865)
"chin-wag, officious impertinence. "CHIP OF THE OLD BLOCK," a child who resembles its father. BROTHER CHIP, one of the same trade or profession. ..."

7. A Book about Books by Robert Blatchford (1903)
"... Dubbins," and called down upon herself an angry "Stow it" from Clara Binns, and a dignified but gentle " No chin wag, please" from Dubbins Rex himself. ..."

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