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.

Words that rhyme with chin-chin

agin, 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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