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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sheen]
    • /ʃin/
    • /ʃɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sheen]
    • /ʃin/

Definitions of shin word

  • noun shin the 13th letter of the Arabic alphabet. 1
  • noun shin body part 1
  • countable noun shin Your shins are the front parts of your legs between your knees and your ankles. 0
  • noun shin the front part of the lower leg 0
  • noun shin the front edge of the tibia 0
  • noun shin a cut of beef, the lower foreleg 0

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Origin of shin

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
From Arabic

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Shin


shin popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

shin usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for shin

noun shin

  • calf — A calf is a young cow.
  • crura — the part of the leg or hind limb between the femur or thigh and the ankle or tarsus; shank.
  • crus — the leg, esp from the knee to the foot
  • foreleg — one of the front legs of a quadruped, an insect, etc.

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