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1jowl

noun \ˈja(-ə)l sometimes ˈjōl\

Definition of JOWL

:  a cut of fish consisting of the head and usually adjacent parts
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Origin of JOWL

alteration of Middle English choll
First Known Use: 15th century

2jowl

noun

Definition of JOWL

:  usu. slack flesh (as a dewlap, wattle, or the pendulous part of a double chin) associated with the cheeks, lower jaw, or throat

Origin of JOWL

alteration of Middle English cholle, probably from Old English ceole throat — more at glutton
First Known Use: 1591

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with JOWL

3jowl

noun

Definition of JOWL

1
a :  jaw; especially :  mandible
b :  one of the lateral halves of the mandible
2
a :  cheek 1
b :  the cheek meat of a hog

Origin of JOWL

alteration of Middle English chavel, from Old English ceafl; akin to Middle High German kivel jaw, Avestan zafar- mouth
First Known Use: 1598

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral
JOWL Defined for Kids

1jowl

noun \ˈjal\

Definition of JOWL for Kids

:  loose flesh hanging from the lower jaw, cheeks, and throat

2jowl

noun

Definition of JOWL for Kids

1
:  an animal's jaw and especially the lower jaw
2
:  cheek 1

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