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The central forward portion of the lower jaw.
v. chinned, chin·ning, chins
1. To pull (oneself) up with the arms while grasping an overhead horizontal bar until the chin is level with or above the bar.
2. Music To place (a violin) under the chin in preparation to play it.
1. To chin oneself.
2. Informal To make idle conversation; chatter.

[Middle English, from Old English cin; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]

chin′less adj.


See Jin.


1. having a receding chin
2. weak or ineffectual
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chinless - having a receding chin
opisthognathous - having receding jaws


[ˈtʃɪnlɪs] ADJ (fig) (= spineless) → apocado
References in classic literature ?
You can scarce imagine how nauseatingly inhuman they looked--those pale, chinless faces and great, lidless, pinkish-grey eyes
They had fat, heavy, chinless faces, retreating foreheads, and a scant bristly hair upon their heads.
The thing was chinless, and its small, foreheadless head surrounded its colossal body like a cannon ball on a hill top.
A crazed, chinless ponce built out of the body parts of Edwardian schoolteachers and pro-life campaigners, who calls his children things like Sixtus and Ongus Snagglepuss and who fruits about espousing a return to 50s values.
That would be a tickle PIPPA Middleton's wedding to a chinless fiance wonder whose name escapes me cost 250,000, or PS300,000, depending which headline you believe.
I can't watch tonight as it's the First Night of the Last Night of the Post-Brexit Vote Proms, with jingoism going into orbit: City boys belting out Jerusalem unaware it is a socialist hymn, chinless wonders with "We've Taken Our Country Back" banners, Boris Johnson singing right to the end of Auld Lang Syne to show it's not over until the fat lardy sings.
Or he can be a good for nothing, chinless wonder who slopes off to the slopes whenever he fancies.
Tenders are invited for Flap Door Chinless Cotter Rivet To Rdso Drg.
No matter which chinless wonders are currently lost in scripted reality hell, the stupefying story's always the same.
So I'm in the dressing room, getting changed when the organiser comes in, he was your typical chinless wonder, all floppy hair and bad teeth, but he seemed a good lad and very happy to see me.
The chinless Tristan or Jocasta that blurted it out during their wholly under-prepared meeting with the boss of BBC One's programme planning department probably knew the idea stank too.
It was the chinless wonders from the playing fields of Eton - Blunt, Burgess, Maclean - who went on to betray the country.