Definitions

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  • noun a light informal conversation for social occasions.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of chinwag.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions

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Examples

  • On one side we had Tory leader David Cameron and on the other we had Labour backbencher and all-round outspoken funny-man, Stephen Pound - happily laughing, joking and having a good old chin-wag together.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Heath Row's flying fingers have produced an astonishing near-transcript of the proceedings at David Isenberg's WTF? conference, wherein tech, telco and policy wonks are having a hell of a chin-wag:

    Boing Boing: April 4, 2004 - April 10, 2004 Archives

  • On one side we had Tory leader David Cameron and on the other we had Labour backbencher and all-round outspoken funny-man, Stephen Pound - happily laughing, joking and having a good old chin-wag together.

    Strange Political Double Acts

  • I had quite a good chin-wag with him for 10 minutes or so, and I have to say he seemed a really nice guy.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • Mr Chris Mac also dropped in for a drink, a "tab" not LSD, but Scot-speak for a cigarette, so I have learned and a chin-wag.

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • Mr Chris Mac also dropped in for a drink, a "tab" not LSD, but Scot-speak for a cigarette, so I have learned and a chin-wag.

    are you sitting comfortably? ...then I'll begin

  • When General Kynot spied Liir standing there — so much for the vigilance of their sentries! — he lop-winged over and indicated, with a strict jerk of his head, that they should retreat into the gorge for a bit of a chin-wag.

    Son of a Witch

  • "Much as I enjoy a good chin-wag, gents, I'd remind ye that we're all in immediate danger and our journey here was to seek the help of the Grey Lords, whom we understood these Off-Moo fellers to be."

    The Dreamthief's Daughter

  • 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

  • His jaw is all right, only he doesn't use it enough; in books the strong, silent man is a regular old chin-wag, and yet I fall over myself to answer his buzzer.

    Malcolm Sage, Detective

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