Share this entry

chinless wonder Line breaks: chin|less won¦der

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of chinless wonder in English:

noun

British informal
An ineffectual upper-class man: it’s a good job we have you to deal with and not some flibberty chinless wonder
More example sentences
  • And no matter how wide it casts its editorial ambit, this is still a publication which takes ‘Scottish society’ to mean a handful of chinless wonders partying in ballrooms.
  • We're talking about stockbrokers, estate agents and sundry chinless wonders, tooled-up with expensive gear and ridiculous clothing.
  • They sneer as much at self-employed plumbers and brickies as they do at those they see as chinless wonders.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources