Definition of Chin-wag
1. Noun. Light informal conversation for social occasions.
Generic synonyms: Chat, Confab, Confabulation, Schmoose, Schmooze
Derivative terms: Chitchat, Chitchat, Chitchat, Gabby, Gossip, Gossipy, Tittle-tattle
Definition of Chin-wag
1. Noun. (alternative spelling of chinwag) ¹
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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. ..."