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jowl

noun \ ˈjau̇(-ə)l , sometimes ˈjōl \

Definition of jowl

: usually slack flesh (such as a dewlap, wattle, or the pendulous part of a double chin) associated with the cheeks, lower jaw, or throat

Origin and Etymology of jowl

alteration of Middle English cholle, probably from Old English ceole throat — more at glutton


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jowl

noun

Definition of jowl

1 a : cheek 1
b : the cheek meat of a hog
2 a : jaw; especially : mandible
b : one of the lateral halves of the mandible

Origin and Etymology of jowl

alteration of Middle English chavel, from Old English ceafl; akin to Middle High German kivel jaw, Avestan zafar- mouth


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jowl

noun

Definition of jowl

: a cut of fish consisting of the head and usually adjacent parts

Origin and Etymology of jowl

alteration of Middle English choll


JOWL Defined for Kids

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jowl

noun \ ˈjau̇l \

Definition of jowl for Students

: loose flesh hanging from the lower jaw, cheeks, and throat

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jowl

noun

Definition of jowl for Students

1 : an animal's jaw and especially the lower jaw
2 : cheek 1


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