chin, n. the front of the lower jaw.
chin-strap a strap for fastening a hat etc. under the chin. chin up colloq. cheer up. chin-wag sl. n. a talk or chat.
--v.intr. (-wagged, -wagging) have a gossip. keep one's chin up colloq. remain cheerful, esp. in adversity. take on the chin
1 suffer a severe blow from (a misfortune etc.).
2 endure courageously.
-chinned adj. (in comb.).
OE cin(n) f. Gmc
bandy words, bat the breeze, beat the gums, button, causerie, chat, chew the fat, chew the rag, colloque, colloquize, commerce with, commune with, communicate, communicate with, confab, confabulate, converse, converse with, discourse with, jaw, mentum, prose, rap, shoot the breeze, speak with, spiel, take counsel with, talk, talk together, visit, visit with, yak, yakkety-yak, yap, yarn