Definition of chinless wonder in English:

chinless wonder


  • An ineffectual upper-class man.

    ‘it's a good job we have you to deal with and not some flibberty chinless wonder’
    • ‘They sneer as much at self-employed plumbers and brickies as they do at those they see as chinless wonders.’
    • ‘We're talking about stockbrokers, estate agents and sundry chinless wonders, tooled-up with expensive gear and ridiculous clothing.’
    • ‘And no matter how wide it casts its editorial ambit, this is still a publication which takes ‘Scottish society’ to mean a handful of chinless wonders partying in ballrooms.’
    • ‘Behind Anastasia one of the chinless wonders was smoking a spliff, and, for whatever reason, after each drag he was putting his hand behind his back, like he was hiding it.’
    • ‘Thus my intake of no-mark, chinless wonder government ministers has reduced dramatically.’
    • ‘The Scottish king talks posh, like those chinless wonders from Bertie Wooster's book of silly asses.’
    • ‘The Easter holiday kicks off, with a flood of chinless wonders heading off out of London in their huge cars.’
    • ‘The box fills with civic worthies, ladies in floral hats, and the occasional chinless wonder who has wangled a sly invitation.’
    • ‘He is degenerating into a sad parody of himself as we draw closer to the day when this chinless wonder pushes his salivating self forward as the great white hope of the party.’
    • ‘The word ‘ride’ is supposed to mean, er, something enjoyable, not ‘four pale chinless wonders from Oxford who think that owning a few effects pedals makes them a Real Guitar Band’.’