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verb (used without object), chin·wagged, chin·wag·ging.
  1. to chat idly; gossip.
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  1. an idle chat; gossiping.
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Origin of chinwag

First recorded in 1875–80; chin + wag
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Examples from the Web for chin-wag

Historical Examples

  • Now I'm goin' to let you go, so you, an' that skunk Lablache'll be able to chin-wag over this night's doin's.

    The Story of the Foss River Ranch

    Ridgwell Cullum

British Dictionary definitions for chin-wag


  1. British informal a chat or gossipy conversation
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