Definition of “double chin” - English Dictionary

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“double chin” in British English

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double chinnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdʌb.əl ˈtʃɪn/ us /ˌdʌb.əl ˈtʃɪn/

Examples from literature

  • Her double chin was dimpled, and her teeth were marvels of whiteness and regularity. 
  • Now she was old and fat with a hawk nose and a double chin and one tooth left in the middle of the front. 
  • See what a double chin he's got. 
  • The corners of his mouth under his white moustache drooped towards his double chin. 
  • The landlord nodded his head, and rubbed his double chin harder than ever. 

(Definition of “double chin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“double chin” in American English

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a fold of skin under the face along the front of the neck, caused by a layer of fat

(Definition of “double chin” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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