chin-chinned

chin-chin

[chin-chin]
noun
1.
polite and ceremonious speech.
2.
light conversation; chitchat.
verb (used without object), chin-chinned, chin-chinning.
3.
to speak politely and ceremoniously.
4.
to talk casually and lightly; chat.
interjection
5.
(used as a greeting or farewell.)
6.
(used as a toast, as in drinking to someone's health.)

Origin:
1785–95; < Chinese qǐng-qǐng please-please

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chin-chin
 
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informal a greeting, farewell, or toast
 
[C18: from Chinese (Peking) ch'ing-ch'ing please-please]

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