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chinless wonder

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  • noun UK (derogatory) An ineffectual upper-class male, typically dim-witted and with a weak or indecisive character, frequently one who gained his position via nepotism or other social connections.

Etymologies

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The term is derived from the characteristic recessive chin of some aristocrats, popularly thought to be caused by inbreeding and associated with limited intelligence, and from the idea of a robust chin being an indication of masculinity. The use of 'wonder' is ironic.

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