chin cough

noun

another name for whooping cough

Nearby words

  1. chimpanzee,
  2. chimu,
  3. chin,
  4. chin ball,
  5. chin cactus,
  6. chin hills,
  7. chin muscle,
  8. chin music,
  9. chin rest,
  10. chin strap

Word Origin for chin cough

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

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Examples from the Web for chin cough

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

    Zoonomia, Vol. II|Erasmus Darwin
  • 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
  • They are said to be infallible in that which is commonly called the Chin-Cough.