maw

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

maw

noun \ˈm\

: the mouth, jaws, or throat of an animal

Full Definition of MAW

1
:  the receptacle into which food is taken by swallowing:
a :  stomach
b :  crop
2
a :  the throat, gullet, or jaws especially of a voracious animal
b :  something suggestive of a gaping maw

Examples of MAW

  1. the gaping maw of the tiger

Origin of MAW

Middle English, from Old English maga; akin to Old High German mago stomach, Lithuanian makas purse
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with MAW

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