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chin cough

noun
  1. another name for whooping cough
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Word Origin

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

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

    Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony

    George Francis Dow

  • 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.'

    Hyacinth

    George A. Birmingham

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

    Zoonomia, Vol. II

    Erasmus Darwin