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chin music

noun

, Older Slang.
  1. idle talk; gossip.


chin music

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chin music1

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

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Example Sentences

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

A leetle more of this chin music which your friend Enriquez possesses, and some tapping of the head and neck, and you are there.

A few years ago, a boy in London gave exhibitions of what was termed "chin music."

You did not come here, I guess, to hear me pay out chin music.

Their chin music, as they called camp rumors, had it that the officer killed was a Rebel chaplain.

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