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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chin-wag]
    • /ˈtʃɪnˌwæg/
    • /ˈtʃɪn.wæɡ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chin-wag]
    • /ˈtʃɪnˌwæg/

Definitions of chinwag word

  • noun chinwag a chat or gossipy conversation 3
  • verb without object chinwag to chat idly; gossip. 1
  • noun chinwag an idle chat; gossiping. 1
  • noun chinwag A chat. 1
  • abbreviation CHINWAG chat 1
  • noun chinwag (Informal) (Britain) INF  An informal conversation, usually about everyday matters; a chat, a gossip. 0

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Origin of chinwag

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
First recorded in 1875-80; chin + wag

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Parts of speech for Chinwag


chinwag popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chinwag usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chinwag

noun chinwag

  • confab — A confab is an informal, private conversation.
  • rap session — a usually informal or unstructured group discussion, attended especially by people with shared interests, concerns, or problems.
  • gabfest — a gathering at which there is a great deal of conversation.
  • chat — When people chat, they talk to each other in an informal and friendly way.
  • natter — to talk incessantly; chatter.

verb chinwag

  • chatter — If you chatter, you talk quickly and continuously, usually about things which are not important.
  • gab — to talk or chat idly; chatter.
  • converse — If you converse with someone, you talk to them. You can also say that two people converse.

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