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jowl

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noun \ˈjau̇(-ə)l sometimes ˈjōl\

Definition of jowl

  1. :  a cut of fish consisting of the head and usually adjacent parts



Origin and Etymology of jowl

alteration of Middle English choll


First Known Use: 15th century


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jowl

noun

Definition of jowl

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



Origin and Etymology of jowl

alteration of Middle English cholle, probably from Old English ceole throat — more at glutton


First Known Use: 1591


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jowl

noun

Definition of jowl

  1. 1 a :  jaw; especially :  mandible b :  one of the lateral halves of the mandible

  2. 2 a :  cheek 1 b :  the cheek meat of a hog



Origin and Etymology 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

Rhymes with jowl


JOWL Defined for Kids

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jowl

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noun \ˈjau̇l\

Definition of jowl for Students

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




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jowl

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noun

Definition of jowl for Students

  1. 1 :  an animal's jaw and especially the lower jaw

  2. 2 :  cheek 1




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