jawline

noun

jaw·​line ˈjȯ-ˌlīn How to pronounce jawline (audio)
: the outline of the lower jaw

Example Sentences

He has a strong jawline.
Recent Examples on the Web The show displays her like a coin on velvet: there’s a constellation of meanings in her jawline, her pale profile standing out against the black of the back wall, the design’s inky shades setting off her vivid red hair. Helen Shaw, The New Yorker, 9 Mar. 2023 Concentrate on the cheek muscles which when can help lift the jawline. Town & Country, 22 Feb. 2023 In the photo, the mom of two held back her hair to reveal Wave's first name written in red-brown letters along her jawline. Jacqueline Weiss, Peoplemag, 14 Feb. 2023 Straightening unruly beard hair can also make your scruff look sleeker and keep its shape longer, which is great news for guys who grew beards to create a more defined jawline. Garrett Munce, Men's Health, 5 Feb. 2023 The layer fell sharply toward her chin and followed the angle of her jawline. Chelsea Avila, Allure, 11 Oct. 2022 The model’s short hair grazed her jawline, and called to mind the famous look that Uma Thurman adopted as Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino’s cult 1994 film Pulp Fiction. Alice Cary, Vogue, 3 Feb. 2023 Who wouldn’t appreciate being sequestered with a capable fellow and his strong jawline? Rachel Kaplan, The New Yorker, 20 Jan. 2023 Prosthetics helped give Butler a more pronounced jawline. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 18 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jawline was in 1924

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Cite this Entry

“Jawline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jawline. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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