jaw-drop·​ping ˈjȯ-ˌdrä-piŋ How to pronounce jaw-dropping (audio)
: causing great surprise or astonishment
jaw-dropper noun
jaw-droppingly adverb

Examples of jaw-dropping in a Sentence

the jaw-dropping prices for high-end modern art at the auction houses this season
Recent Examples on the Web The skill is the most jaw-dropping, difficult piece of women's gymnastics being done in the world right now. Kaetlyn Liddy, NBC News, 30 June 2024 His offensive improvement was promising but not jaw-dropping. Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 23 June 2024 Zendaya and her longtime stylist, Law Roach, have always loved telling stories through fashion, with jaw-dropping looks that frequently reflect her current projects. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 25 Apr. 2024 Despite the admirable and jaw-dropping, chest-tightening, life-reevaluating-ly hot male contestants, season two would be a wash without players like Lee, who was the only team leader with some sense of wisdom and class in the game. Lisa Kwon, Vulture, 5 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for jaw-dropping 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'jaw-dropping.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jaw-dropping was in 1980

Dictionary Entries Near jaw-dropping

Cite this Entry

“Jaw-dropping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaw-dropping. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!