Origin of jawed
- either of two bones, the mandible or maxilla, forming the framework of the mouth.
- the part of the face covering these bones, the mouth, or the mouth parts collectively: My jaw is swollen.
- jaws, anything resembling a pair of jaws or evoking the concept of grasping and holding: the jaws of a gorge; the jaws of death.
- one of two or more parts, as of a machine, that grasp or hold something: the jaws of a vise.
- any of two or more protruding parts for attaching to or meshing with similar parts.
- Often jaws. Also called throat. Nautical. a forked piece at the end of a gaff, fitting halfway around the mast.
- idle talk; chatter.
- impertinent talk.
- to talk; chat; gossip.
- to scold or use abusive language.
- Slang. to scold.
Origin of jaw1
- a swelling wave of water; billow.
- (of liquid) to surge, splash, or dash forward, as in waves.
- to pour or splash (liquid).
Origin of jaw2
Examples from the Web for jawed
In it, Jawed Karim, a co-founder of the site, stands in front of an elephant exhibit at the San Diego Zoo.Chris Crocker on “Me @ the Zoo,’ YouTube & More
January 19, 2012
As he sat in his chair he jawed at the umpire and shook his head no, complaining, “Are there any rules here?”Upset for the Ages
September 15, 2009
We jawed and gurgled for about an hour and settled all the major points.The Repairman
She jawed him for making an exhibition of himself, scolding as though he were a ten-year-old.The Octopus
Then a woman came along, and Eliza got her into a corner by the stairs and jawed.Oswald Bastable and Others
So he sat around a good deal, and jawed a good deal, and smoked.The Great American Pie Company
Ellis Parker Butler
He told the boss, and the boss sent for me, and jawed for a quarter of an hour.The Daughters of a Genius
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
- the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth. In higher vertebrates it consists of the upper jaw (maxilla) fused to the cranium and the lower jaw (mandible)Related adjectives: gnathal, gnathic
- the corresponding part of an invertebrate, esp an insect
- a pair or either of a pair of hinged or sliding components of a machine or tool designed to grip an object
- impudent talk; cheek
- idle conversation; chat
- moralizing talk; a lecture
- (intr) slang
- to talk idly; chat; gossip
- to lecture
Word Origin and History for jawed
1610s, "to catch in the jaws, devour," from jaw (n.). In slang from 1748, "to gossip, to speak" 1810, "to scold." Related: Jawed; jawing. Hence 19c. U.S. slang jawsmith "talkative person" (1887).
- Either of two bony structures that form the framework of the mouth and hold the teeth.
- The mandible or maxilla or the part of the face covering these bones.
- Either of two bony or cartilaginous structures that in most vertebrate animals form the framework of the mouth, hold the teeth, and are used for biting and chewing food. The lower, movable part of the jaw is the mandible. The upper, fixed part is the maxilla.
- Any of various structures of invertebrate animals, such as the pincers of spiders or mites, that function similarly to the jaws of vertebrates.