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chin music

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noun Older Slang.
  1. idle talk; gossip.

Origin of chin music

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for chin music

Historical Examples

  • Of course, I'm awfully obliged to you for making that chin-music to her of evenings.

    Roads of Destiny</p>

    O. Henry

  • Then he would make them get up and dance like mad for five minutes, while he crooned "chin-music" to them.


British Dictionary definitions for chin music

chin music

noun informal
  1. cricket baseball bowling or pitching aimed at the batsman or batter's head
  2. US idle conversation
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