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chin cough

noun

  1. another name for whooping cough


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chin cough1

C16: changed (through influence from chine 1and chin ) from earlier chink-cough, from chink ² + cough
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Example Sentences

I wanted to get Maggie Cassidy up from the village for the day, but her baby had the chin-cough, and she couldn't come.'

The chin-cough seems to resemble the gonorrhœa venerea in several circumstances.

They are said to be infallible in that which is commonly called the Chin-Cough.

The juyce stops bleeding; they provoke lust exceedingly; help that troublesome cough that women call Chin-cough.

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