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jaw

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friendly, informal conversation or an instance of this
  • now that he's retired, he's got all afternoon for a jaw with his friends at the senior center

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jaw

verb

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1 to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings
  • you don't have to jaw me to death just because I bite my nails

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2 to engage in casual or rambling conversation
  • just a group of girls sitting around the locker room and jawing about the usual stuff

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The first known use of jaw was in the 14th century

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“Jaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/jaw. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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