[ flooz ]
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plural noun
  1. the large, pendulous sides of the upper lip of certain dogs, as bloodhounds.

Origin of flews

First recorded in 1565–75; origin uncertain

Words Nearby flews

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How to use flews in a sentence

  • Then Finn turned to his mate and affectionately licked her low-hanging ears, flews, and dewlap.

    Jan | A. J. Dawson
  • It was for the sheer joy it brought him that he ran now with low-hanging flews, drinking in the scent he followed.

    Jan | A. J. Dawson
  • The brows are prominent; the flews very long—sometimes a couple of inches—and the nostrils large and well dilated.

    Sporting Dogs | Frank Townend Barton
  • Yesterday I'd ben willin to bet a 20-cent seegar that my gal, Maria, would 'er lep cross one of the flews of Haydies for me.

    The Bad Boy At Home | Walter T. Gray
  • Jan licked at it, cutting his deep flews as he did so on the uneven edges of the tin.

    Jan | A. J. Dawson

British Dictionary definitions for flews


/ (fluːz) /

pl n
  1. the fleshy hanging upper lip of a bloodhound or similar dog

Origin of flews

C16: of unknown origin

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