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Meaning & Definition of Chink in English

English

Chink

/ʧɪŋk/

noun

1. (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of chinese descent

    synonym:
  • chink
  • ,
  • Chinaman

2. A narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

    synonym:
  • chink

3. A short light metallic sound

    synonym:
  • chink
  • ,
  • click
  • ,
  • clink

verb

1. Make or emit a high sound

  • "Tinkling bells"
    synonym:
  • tinkle
  • ,
  • tink
  • ,
  • clink
  • ,
  • chink

2. Fill the chinks of, as with caulking

    synonym:
  • chink

3. Make cracks or chinks in

  • "The heat checked the paint"
    synonym:
  • check
  • ,
  • chink