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jowly

[jou-lee, joh-] /ˈdʒaʊ li, ˈdʒoʊ-/
adjective, jowlier, jowliest.
1.
having prominent jowls.
Origin of jowly
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; jowl1 + -y1
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  • He was balding and jowly, but his face was creased from a smile that was almost habitual, and his eyes were active and alert.

    The Dueling Machine Benjamin William Bova
  • The sunken orbits of the fat man turned from one to another, his jowly cheeks flapping.

    With Wellington in Spain F. S. Brereton
  • At the hall entrance he encountered Leonard's huntsman, an impertinent, bony, jowly loafer whom he had never been able to endure.

    The Poor Plutocrats Maurus Jkai
  • By midnight, or a little later, Moro Trimmul and the rest of the veterans will be in the woods near jowly, around the camp.

    Tara Philip Meadows Taylor
  • Of the fifteen hundred gallant cavaliers who had ridden that morning from the camp at jowly, they were the only survivors.

    Tara Philip Meadows Taylor
  • Did any one suspect us when we sang ballads in the ambush at jowly, and found out what Moro Trimmul wanted to do?

    Tara Philip Meadows Taylor

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