(also chin wag) informal
Definition of chinwag in English:
- Against doctor's orders, I took part in an obligatory chinwag with some radio chat show gasbag last week, and he was mouthing the dimbulb cant that Pat Riley's luster has faded.
- The frisson of excitement that accompanied these late-night chinwags was due in part to our fascination with death and in part to our relief that we didn't have to carve up the corpse ourselves.
- So, next time someone enjoins you in a chinwag about ‘sticky-business’, you'll certainly have something trivial to add to the conversation besides the price of tea in Tuktoyuktuk.
verb (chinwags, chinwagging, chinwagged)[no object] Back to top
Have a chat.
- I expect comics to come and be prepared and I expect them not to stand around chinwagging with each other while people are onstage working.
- A large bulk of the city's inhabitants still spend their afternoon chinwagging over coffee and cake cocooned in an atmosphere of rococo exuberance.
- Had lunch nearby, then went back to the hotel to chinwag with the parents, then came home when P was on his way in Arfur.
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