exclamationBritish 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.
Words that rhyme with chin-chinagin, akin, begin, Berlin, bin, Boleyn, Bryn, chin, Corinne, din, fin, Finn, Flynn, gaijin, Glyn, grin, Gwyn, herein, Ho Chi Minh, in, inn, Jin, jinn, kin, Kweilin, linn, Lynn, mandolin, mandoline, Min, no-win, pin, Pinyin, quin, shin, sin, skin, spin, therein, thin, Tientsin, tin, Tonkin, Turin, twin, underpin, Vietminh, violin, wherein, whin, whipper-in, win, within, Wynne, yin
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