jaw·​break·​er | \ ˈjȯ-ˌbrā-kər How to pronounce jawbreaker (audio) \

Definition of jawbreaker

1 : a round hard candy
2 : a word difficult to pronounce

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Red hot nickel balls hugging jawbreakers to death, motorcycles burning out on iPhones, and everything in between. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Molten Copper and Antifreeze Make a Neon Nightmare Stew," 30 Dec. 2015 Three popular girls at Reagan High accidentally kill the prom queen with a jawbreaker. Houston Chronicle, "Outside the Cineplex: ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ and ‘Black Panther’," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of jawbreaker

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of jawbreaker

US : a round, hard candy

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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