Definition of Chin in English:



  • The protruding part of the face below the mouth, formed by the apex of the lower jaw.

    • ‘He backs slowly away from the door and scratches his chin in thought.’
    • ‘He had brown eyebrows and some brown facial growth on his chin and around his mouth.’
    • ‘I sat down at the kitchen table and rested my chin in my hands.’
    • ‘The victim suffered severe cuts to the upper lip, lower lip, the chin and into his neck.’
    • ‘Ant cupped his chin in his palm as he sized up his brother.’
    • ‘Her face was delicately formed with a thin, shapely nose and a slightly pointed chin.’
    • ‘The girl's chin quivered, but she did not cry.’
    • ‘Typical adult females have smaller jaws, noses, and chins, and thus eyes and cheekbones that are more prominent and appear to be larger than in typical males.’
    • ‘She walked over, encircled her arms about his waist, and propped her chin on his shoulder.’
    • ‘She leaned her elbows on the windowsill, resting her chin in her hands.’
    • ‘In trying on the helmet, you must hold it by the chin straps.’
    • ‘He pulled her closer to him, cupping her chin in the palm of his hand.’
    • ‘His fingertips brushed my chin as out our mouths collided, and passionately we kissed under the stars.’
    • ‘Glancing down the hallway, he rubbed his chin thoughtfully then tapped out another set of numbers.’
    • ‘The King took the paper and began reading it, scratching his bearded chin.’
    • ‘He had a slightly pointed chin, and flecks of stubble grew there.’
    • ‘Adrian shook his head, lowering his chin and raising his hand to check his wig was on straight.’
    • ‘Coby lightly rubbed his chin on my shoulder when a laugh peeled out.’
    • ‘He yelled, while he stroked his pointy chin with his clawed right hand.’
    • ‘I lifted his chin with a finger and he stared reluctantly into my eyes.’


  • Draw one's body up so as to bring one's chin level with or above (a horizontal bar) with one's feet off the ground, as an exercise.

    • ‘In sports, this move improves performance of pulling and lifting actions, as seen in the martial arts, chinning, and rope, mountain and rock climbing.’
    • ‘He raised himself to the top of the crib and chinned himself a couple of times.’
    • ‘By the time bombardier Billy Wood and navigator John Wilson chinned themselves into position through the nose hatch, I had pumped some of the ground crew for the naked lady's background.’
    • ‘From the very start of his bodybuilding career, the Oak made chinning a priority in his workouts.’


Old English cin, cinn, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kin, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin gena cheek and Greek genus jaw.

Definition of Chin in English:


proper noun

  • variant spelling of jin