jaw-dropping

adjective
jaw-drop·​ping | \ ˈjȯ-ˌdrä-piŋ How to pronounce jaw-dropping (audio) \

Definition of jaw-dropping

: causing great surprise or astonishment

Other Words from jaw-dropping

jaw-dropper \ ˈjȯ-​ˌdrä-​pər How to pronounce jaw-dropping (audio) \ noun
jaw-droppingly \ ˈjȯ-​ˌdrä-​piŋ-​lē How to pronounce jaw-dropping (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of jaw-dropping

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jaw-dropping was in 1980

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“Jaw-dropping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaw-dropping. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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