Definitions

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  • interj. An expression of gratitude, salutation, or congratulations.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To greet; salute; pay respects.
  • n. A Pidgin-English form of salutation: as, chinchin! old man, what place you go?
  • n. One's greetings, respects, or regards: as, please give my chin-chins to A when you see him.
  • n. A parting salute; ‘good-by.’

Etymologies

Possibly related to Mandarin 请请 (qǐng qǐng) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The hair on your chinny chin-chin is rather thin and easily plucked.

    Gordy Grundy: Survival Skills for the American Fine Artist

  • I'd rather be exposed to Glenn Beck after a full-blown Healthcare-Is-Fascism hissy fit, eyes streaming crocodile tears, rocking back and forth in the fetal position with his thumb in his mouth and a pool of drool dripping down his moisturized chinny chin-chin (actually high-fructose corn syrup, but it works for the camera) than this former second-string Miss Alaska smarmily playing pretend at punditry.

    Fox's Barracuda Jumps the Shark

  • I'd rather be exposed to Glenn Beck after a full-blown Healthcare-Is-Fascism hissy fit, eyes streaming crocodile tears, rocking back and forth in the fetal position with his thumb in his mouth and a pool of drool dripping down his moisturized chinny chin-chin actually high-fructose corn syrup, but it works for the camera than this former second-string Miss Alaska smarmily playing pretend at punditry.

    Warren Holstein: Fox's Barracuda Jumps the Shark

  • More on art on the street down further, and thanks Sue for the whole lynny chin-chin thing.

    Great Guelph Photos and Cool Blog Links by Creative Guelphites

  • There's probably a kabillion events to mention actually, but I'm up to my "Lynny chin-chin" with the 6th Annual art on the street, Saturday July 19th in Downtown Guelph, so am somewhat fuzzy around the informational edges - apologies.

    Great Guelph Photos and Cool Blog Links by Creative Guelphites

  • "You lay off this blasted chin-chin about me and my schooner!" raged Jarrow.

    Isle o' Dreams

  • "Well, we've got a few minutes left for a chin-chin before we lift her off."

    Spacehounds of IPC

  • Buck, he give 'em a long chin-chin about layin 'the ghost, an' how Judge Ming wouldn't never come back no more; an 'then he dragged 'em all back (they pullin' at the halter shanks with years laid back an 'eyes rollin'), ter him bury his United States button on Ming's rock pile.

    Humorous Ghost Stories

  • "I'll not ask you to drink with me," he said with a twinkle, "but -- chin-chin!"

    The Lone Wolf A Melodrama

  • Being pretty tired and hungry, and knowing absolutely nothing of the distance to the next place, I endeavor to cultivate their friendship by smiles, and by addressing the nearest youngster in polite greetings of "chin-chin."

    Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II From Teheran To Yokohama

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  • Nigerian English - Fried bits of pastry served as appetiser.

    September 17, 2008