[ chin-wag ]
/ ˈtʃɪnˌwæg /
verb (used without object), chin·wagged, chin·wag·ging.
to chat idly; gossip.
an idle chat; gossiping.
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Examples from the Web for chin-wag
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
/ (ˈtʃɪnˌwæɡ) /
British informal a chat or gossipy conversation
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