Pronunciation: (chin'chin"), [key]
—n., v., -chinned, -chin•ning,
1. polite and ceremonious speech.
2. light conversation; chitchat.
1. to speak politely and ceremoniously.
2. to talk casually and lightly; chat.
1. (used as a greeting or farewell.)
2. (used as a toast, as in drinking to someone's health.)
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