Definition of Double chin

1. Noun. A fold of fatty tissue under the chin.

Exact synonyms: Buccula
Generic synonyms: Chin, Mentum

Definition of Double chin

1. Noun. A layer of subcutaneous fat under the chin, giving the appearance of having an extra chin. ¹

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Medical Definition of Double chin

1. A fatty puffing under the chin. Synonym: double chin. Origin: L. Dim. Of bucca, cheek (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Double Chin

double bogeys
double boiler
double boilers
double bond
double bonds
double bonus
double booked
double bookkeeping
double break
double bridle
double check
double checked
double checking
double checks
double chin (current term)
double chins
double click
double clinch
double compartment hydrocephalus
double concave lens
double consciousness
double contrast enema
double convex lens
double cousin
double coverage
double cream
double creams
double creme

Literary usage of Double chin

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

1. The Works of Laurence Sterne: With a Life of the Author by Laurence Sterne (1813)
"... give Panurge a good squashing chuck un< double chin; which Panurge taking in goo and just as it was meant by Gymnast, he for shut his mouth,—and gently ..."

2. Uncle Sam's money-box by Anna Maria Hall, S. C. Hall, George Millar, Gould, Kendall, and Lincoln, Damrell & Moore (1848)
"... your eyes will never shut again—'the thinner and more ugly now/ " he laid one hand complacently on his double chin—"' the mummy of the British Museum! ..."

3. The Correction of Featural Imperfections by Charles Conrad Miller (1907)
"Proper tinting of a scar coupled with the removal of all distorted hair may render a scar unnoticeable. THE double chin. The double chin is a source of much ..."

4. A Dictionary of the Welsh Language: Explained in English; with Numerous by William Owen Pughe (1832)
"S. i (tag) A barb, any thing growing to the throat; a double chin; ... A forming a double chin; a forming a dewlap, or wattle. ..."

5. The Care of the Body by Francis Cavanagh (1907)
"Sunburn—Freckles—Acne, or pimples—Warts—Moles —Double-chin—Dusky skin. The Lips.—Warning to smokers. ..."

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