If you stand up there chinning much longer, Perk, somebody'll come.
I exercised by chinning myself on the bars and playing gymnastics.
I know I am something of a chinning machine, but I am harmless.
Simply because I couldn't stand the chinning I'd get from my classmates.
He had gotten Polly in a corner and was chinning the ear off of her.
Why, you haven't been sitting and chinning with him till eleven o'clock?
He'll do a lot of chinning 'bout the boy's being young, and that it'll most likely make a criminal of him to be sent up.
Ive been chinning with Matson until hes black in the face and hell be glad to get rid of me.
Say, broke in Mr. Hooker suddenly, while were chinning here, weve forgotten something.
One day a convict, named Ed White, was chinning with an Irish screw, an old man who had a family to support.
Old English cin, cinn "chin" (but in some compounds suggesting an older, broader sense of "jawbone"); a general Germanic word (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German kinni; Old Norse kinn; German Kinn "chin;" Gothic kinnus "cheek"), from PIE root *genu- "chin, jawbone" (cf. Sanskrit hanuh, Avestan zanu- "chin;" Armenian cnawt "jawbone, cheek;" Lithuanian žándas "jawbone;" Greek genus "lower jaw," geneion "chin;" Old Irish gin "mouth," Welsh gen "jawbone, chin").
1590s, "to press (affectionately) chin to chin," from chin (n.). Meaning "to bring to the chin" (of a fiddle) is from 1869. Slang meaning "talk, gossip" is from 1883, American English. Related: Chinned; chinning. Athletic sense of "raise one's chin over" (a raised bar, for exercise) is from 1880s.
The prominence formed by the anterior projection of the lower jaw.