Definition of chin-chin in English:


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Pronunciation: /tʃɪnˈtʃɪn


British informal , dated
Used to express good wishes before drinking: ‘Chin-chin,’ he said, and drank
More example sentences
  • Going out to eat together was also a great passion, and when there was an occasion for toasting, you would often hear us toast "Chin-chin!".
  • I stood up, and welcomed them all to the US (we were at Camelback Inn in Scottsdale) I finished my toast with "chin chin".
  • I was told never to say ‘Chin Chin’ as a toast if there are any Japanese present.


late 18th century: representing a pronunciation of Chinese qing qing.

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