\ ˈjau̇-lē How to pronounce jowly (audio) , sometimes ˈjō- \
jowlier; jowliest

Definition of jowly

: having marked jowls : having full or saggy flesh about the lower cheeks and jaw area elderly man with a disillusioned jowly face— John Dos Passos

Examples of jowly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact his jowly appearance and blue eyes have often drawn comparisons to his late grandfather. Lisa Donovan,, 29 Apr. 2021 Batman, played by a jowly and half-sedated Ben Affleck, is going around the world looking for a team of superheroes to fight an existential menace. The New Republic Staff, The New Republic, 19 Mar. 2021 The state attorney general was the very image of a Mexican lawman, with a round, jowly face and thick mustache, a pistol shoved into his belt. Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2020 As noisy as Mr Portnoy and his ilk are, they have been almost drowned out by the tut-tutting of jowly investors. The Economist, 20 June 2020 When to See a Dermatologist If your list of skin concerns includes deep creases, hollow areas under eyes, under-eye bags that protrude enough to cast shadows, gauntness, a double chin, or a soft or jowly jawline, visit a dermatologist. Jennifer Goldstein, Marie Claire, 6 Jan. 2020 On a Monday evening last August a 67-year-old man dressed in tennis whites, with a moustache and a ruddy, jowly complexion, drove his silver Porsche Boxster at disconcerting speed through the French Alps. The Economist, 20 Dec. 2019 His jowly head leaned lower on his hand; his eyes sank deeper in their dark circles; his impressive belly sagged outward with each breath. The Economist, 24 Oct. 2019 Short and jowly with a salt-and-pepper military-style haircut and a pencil-thin mustache, the guard had been at Rikers for more than 15 years, Marshall would learn, and his name was Benny Santiago. John H. Tucker, Daily Intelligencer, 26 June 2018

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circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Jowly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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