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definition of the word chink

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Onomatopoeic.

Singular
chink

Plural
chinks

chink (plural chinks)

  1. A narrow opening such as a fissure or crack.
  2. A slight sound as of metal objects touching each other.
  3. A chip or dent (in something metallic).
  4. Ready money, especially in the form of coins.

Infinitive
to chink

Third person singular
chinks

Simple past
chinked

Past participle
chinked

Present participle
chinking

to chink (third-person singular simple present chinks, present participle chinking, simple past and past participle chinked)

  1. To fill an opening such as the space between logs in a log house with chinking; to caulk.

Alternation of Chinese.

Singular
chink

Plural
chinks

chink (plural chinks) (sometimes capitalised)

  1. (ethnic slur, pejorative, slang) A Chinese person.


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