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chin music

noun, Older Slang.
1.
idle talk; gossip.
Origin of chin music
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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  • Then he would make them get up and dance like mad for five minutes, while he crooned "chin-music" to them.

  • Of course, I'm awfully obliged to you for making that chin-music to her of evenings.

    Roads of Destiny O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for chin-music

chin music

noun (informal)
1.
(cricket, baseball) bowling or pitching aimed at the batsman or batter's head
2.
(US) idle conversation
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Slang definitions & phrases for chin-music

chin music

noun phrase

  1. Talk, esp inconsequential chatter; chitchat: chin music calculated to allay her trepidation (1830s+)
  2. Various kinds of raucous shouting at a baseball game, from the crowd, from the players to each other, from the players or manager to the umpires, etc (1880s+ Baseball)
  3. A pitched ball that passes close to the batter's face; beanball: You ever face major league pitching, Berkowitz? You ever face chin music? (1980s+ Baseball)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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