[ CHIN-wag ]
Part of speech: noun
Origin: British English, late 19th century
Examples of Chinwag in a sentence
" I love having a chinwag with my friends and catching up on all the latest gossip. "
" Ursula looked forward to her weekly chinwag with the baker. "
Popularity Over Time
The word chinwag was made from the combination of "chin" + "wag," which is likely a humorous way of describing the movement your chin makes when you're having a vigorous chat.
Did you Know?
Why is it so satisfying to have a good chinwag? Contrary to beliefs about gossiping, the practice might not be as negative as it seems. In fact, evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar argues that gossiping developed as a way to disseminate important information amongst a social network.