chink

  • 1 Chink — (ch[i^][ng]k), n. [OE. chine, AS. c[=i]ne fissure, chink, fr. c[=i]nan to gape; akin to Goth. Keinan to sprout, G. keimen. Cf. {Chit}.] A small cleft, rent, or fissure, of greater length than breadth; a gap or crack; as, the chinks of a wall.… …

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  • 2 Chink — Chink, n. [Of imitative origin. Cf. {Jingle}.] 1. A short, sharp sound, as of metal struck with a slight degree of violence. Chink of bell. Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. Money; cash. [Cant] To leave his chink to better hands. Somerville. [1913… …

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  • 3 Chink — Chink, v. t. 1. To cause to open in cracks or fissures. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill up the chinks of; as, to chink a wall. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 chink — Ⅰ. chink [1] ► NOUN 1) a narrow opening or crack. 2) a beam of light admitted by a chink. ORIGIN Old English Ⅱ. chink [2] ► VERB ▪ …

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  • 5 Chink — (ch[i^][ng]k), n. [From chinaman.] a chinaman; a chinese person; disparaging and offensive. [slang] [PJC] …

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  • 6 Chink — Chink, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chinked} (ch[i^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chinking}.] To crack; to open. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Chink — Chink, v. t. To cause to make a sharp metallic sound, as coins, small pieces of metal, etc., by bringing them into collision with each other. Pope. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Chink — Chink, v. i. To make a slight, sharp, metallic sound, as by the collision of little pieces of money, or other small sonorous bodies. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 chink — chink·er; chink; …

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  • 10 chink — index rift (gap), split Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 11 Chink — n taboo [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Chinese] a very offensive word for someone from China. Do not use this word …

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  • 12 Chink — [ tʃıŋk ] noun count OFFENSIVE a very offensive word for a Chinese person …

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  • 13 chink — *crack, cleft, fissure, crevasse, crevice, cranny Analogous words: *break, gap, interruption: split, rift, *breach …

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  • 14 chink — [n] opening aperture, cleft, crack, crevice, cut, fissure, gap, hole, rift, slit, slot, space; concept 513 …

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  • 15 Chink — (also Chinky) ► NOUN informal, offensive ▪ a Chinese person …

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  • 16 Chink — [chiŋk] n., adj. [prob. altered < CHINA or CHINESE] [also c ] Slang CHINESE: a contemptuous or patronizing term no longer much used …

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  • 17 chink — chink1 [chiŋk] n. [ME chine, with unhistoric k: see CHINE2] a narrow opening; crack; fissure; slit vt. 1. to close up the chinks in 2. Obs. to form chinks in chink2 [chiŋk] n. [echoic …

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  • 18 chink|y — «CHIHNG kee», adjective. full of chinks or fissures …

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  • 19 Chink — For other uses, see Chink (disambiguation). Chink, chinki, chinky or chinkie is a pejorative term referring mainly to a person of Chinese ethnicity but sometimes generalized to refer to any person of East Asian descent. Contemporary usage of the… …

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  • 20 chink — I UK [tʃɪŋk] / US noun [countable] Word forms chink : singular chink plural chinks 1) a) a very small space in a wall or between two things, especially when this lets light through A light shone through a chink in the curtains. b) a small amount… …

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