Definition of chinwag in English:

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chinwag

Pronunciation: /ˈCHinˌwaɡ/
(also chin wag) informal

noun

A chat.
Example sentences
  • 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]
Have a chat.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: chin·wag

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