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Chink

 (chĭngk)
n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person of Chinese birth or descent.

[Probably alteration of Chinese.]

chink 1

 (chĭngk)
n.
A narrow opening, such as a crack or fissure.
tr.v. chinked, chink·ing, chinks
1. To make narrow openings in.
2. To fill narrow openings in.

[Probably alteration of obsolete chine, from Middle English, crack, from Old English cine.]

chink′y adj.

chink 2

 (chĭngk)
n.
A slight, metallic sound, as of coins rattling in a pocket.
intr. & tr.v. chinked, chink·ing, chinks
To make or cause to make a slight, metallic sound.

[Imitative.]

chink

(tʃɪŋk)
n
1. a small narrow opening, such as a fissure or crack
2. chink in one's armour a small but fatal weakness
vb
(tr) chiefly US and Canadian to fill up or make cracks in
[C16: perhaps variant of earlier chine, from Old English cine crack; related to Middle Dutch kene, Danish kin]
ˈchinky adj

chink

(tʃɪŋk)
vb
to make or cause to make a light ringing sound, as by the striking of glasses or coins
n
such a sound
[C16: of imitative origin]

Chink

(tʃɪŋk) or

Chinky

nadj, pl Chinks or Chinkies
(Peoples) an old-fashioned and highly derogatory term for Chinese
[C20: probably from Chinese, influenced by chink1 (referring to the characteristic shape of the Chinese eye)]

chink1

(tʃɪŋk)

n.
1. a crack, cleft, or fissure: a chink in a wall.
2. a narrow opening: a chink between two buildings.
v.t.
3. to fill up chinks in.
[1350–1400; Middle English; perhaps chine in same sense (Old English cinu, c. Old Saxon kena) + -k suffix (see -ock)]

chink2

(tʃɪŋk)

v.i.
1. to make or cause to make a short, sharp, ringing sound, as of coins or glasses striking together.
n.
2. a chinking sound.
[1565–75; imitative]

Chink

(tʃɪŋk)

n.
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.
n.
(sometimes l.c.) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a Chinese.)
[1890–95; appar. alter. of Chinese]

chink


Past participle: chinked
Gerund: chinking

Imperative
chink
chink
Present
I chink
you chink
he/she/it chinks
we chink
you chink
they chink
Preterite
I chinked
you chinked
he/she/it chinked
we chinked
you chinked
they chinked
Present Continuous
I am chinking
you are chinking
he/she/it is chinking
we are chinking
you are chinking
they are chinking
Present Perfect
I have chinked
you have chinked
he/she/it has chinked
we have chinked
you have chinked
they have chinked
Past Continuous
I was chinking
you were chinking
he/she/it was chinking
we were chinking
you were chinking
they were chinking
Past Perfect
I had chinked
you had chinked
he/she/it had chinked
we had chinked
you had chinked
they had chinked
Future
I will chink
you will chink
he/she/it will chink
we will chink
you will chink
they will chink
Future Perfect
I will have chinked
you will have chinked
he/she/it will have chinked
we will have chinked
you will have chinked
they will have chinked
Future Continuous
I will be chinking
you will be chinking
he/she/it will be chinking
we will be chinking
you will be chinking
they will be chinking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chinking
you have been chinking
he/she/it has been chinking
we have been chinking
you have been chinking
they have been chinking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chinking
you will have been chinking
he/she/it will have been chinking
we will have been chinking
you will have been chinking
they will have been chinking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chinking
you had been chinking
he/she/it had been chinking
we had been chinking
you had been chinking
they had been chinking
Conditional
I would chink
you would chink
he/she/it would chink
we would chink
you would chink
they would chink
Past Conditional
I would have chinked
you would have chinked
he/she/it would have chinked
we would have chinked
you would have chinked
they would have chinked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chink - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Chinese - a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
2.chink - a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall
crack, scissure, cleft, crevice, fissure - a long narrow opening
3.chink - a short light metallic soundchink - a short light metallic sound  
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.chink - make or emit a high sound; "tinkling bells"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
2.chink - fill the chinks of, as with caulking
plug, stop up, secure - fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the hole"; "stop up the leak"
3.chink - make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"
crack, check, break - become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
crack - cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"

chink

noun opening, crack, gap, rift, aperture, cleft, crevice, fissure, cranny He peered through a chink in the curtains.

chink

noun
A usually narrow partial opening caused by splitting and rupture:
Translations
شِق، صَدْعٌ فس حائِط
skulinaštěrbina
lysstriberevne
chinetoquefente
rifa, glufa
gaismas strēlesprauga

Chink

[tʃɪŋk] N (offensive) → chino/a m/f

chink

1 [tʃɪŋk] N (= slit) (in wall) → grieta f, hendidura f; (in door) → resquicio m
a chink of lightun hilo de luz
it's the chink in his armoures su punto débil or su talón de Aquiles

chink

2 [tʃɪŋk]
A. N (= sound) → sonido m metálico, tintineo m
B. VT [+ metal] → hacer sonar; [+ glass] → hacer tintinear
C. VI [metal] → sonar; [glass] → tintinear

chink

[ˈtʃɪŋk] n
(= gap) → fente f, fissure f
to have a chink in one's armour (= Achilles heel) → avoir un défaut dans sa cuirasse
(= noise) → tintement m
[light] → rayon m

Chink

n (pej)Schlitzauge nt, → Chinese m, → Chinesin f

chink

1
nRiss m, → Ritze f; (in door) → Spalt m; a chink of lightein dünner Lichtstreifen or -strahl; the chink in somebody’s armour (fig)jds schwacher Punkt
vt (US) → stopfen

chink

2
n (= sound)Klirren nt; (of coins)Klimpern nt
vtklirren mit; coinsklimpern mit
viklirren; (coins)klimpern

chink

1 [tʃɪŋk] n (opening) → fessura
a chink in his armour (fig) → il suo punto debole

chink

2 [tʃɪŋk]
1. n (noise) → tintinnio
2. vtfar tintinnare
3. vitintinnare

chink

(tʃiŋk) noun
a narrow opening. a chink in the curtains; There was no chink of light in the room.