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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!--as they stared in their blindness and bewilderment.
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.
So perhaps these were the "chinless sunburnt men" whom Helen had espied one afternoon through the window.
Because when I get too close to braying chinless wonders and mallets things can end badly.
'I have gone into the principles of breeding,' confided the Chinless One.
While in Turin, participants will spend a few days in the company of producer Michael Deeley, stunt director Remy Julienne, actor David Salamone - who played Dominic, one of Charlie Croker's gang of 'Chinless Wonders'.
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.
Or he can be a good for nothing, chinless wonder who slopes off to the slopes whenever he fancies.
No matter which chinless wonders are currently lost in scripted reality hell, the stupefying story's always the same...