Definition of double chin in English:

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double chin

Pronunciation: /ˈdəbəl CHin/

noun

A roll of fatty flesh below a person’s chin.
Example sentences
  • Clinics report a doubling in the number of image-conscious men who have gone under the surgeon's scalpel over the past two years, to rid themselves of flabby buttocks or double chins.
  • The correct use of muscles can reshape the body, lift sagging cheeks, melt away double chins, middle-age spread and abdominal bulges, restore elasticity to the skin, iron out creepy necks and eliminate flabbiness.
  • Over my years as a model I have been told a number of rude things about my body, like my breasts are too big, or that they are fake; that I have a double chin, a fat neck or a fold on my tummy.

Derivatives

double-chinned

Pronunciation: /ˈˌdəbəl ˈˌCHind/
adjective
Example sentences
  • An exhibition of saucy seaside postcards aims to take visitors back to an era when blondes were dumb and all mothers-in-law were double-chinned tyrants.
  • There, a double-chinned commandant told us, ‘No one without a permit goes upriver.’
  • The only animation in the marquise's rotund and double-chinned face, as she loosens her lips into a perfunctory smile, is to be found in her alert eyes as she looks up from her embroidery.

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Syllabification: dou·ble chin

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