[ jawd ]


  1. having a jaw or jaws, jaw, especially of a specified kind (often used in combination):

    heavy-jawed; square-jawed.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of jawed1

First recorded in 1520–30; jaw 1 + -ed 3

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Example Sentences

A newfound treasure trove of ancient fish fossils unearthed in southern China is opening a window into the earliest history of jawed vertebrates — a group that encompasses 99 percent of all living vertebrates on Earth, including humans.

She’s bent over in a loose tuck with her hands on her knees, slack-jawed with exhaustion, exhaling—yelling, really—in hoarse bursts.

I had spent the previous few weeks in swimsuits and board shorts, hiking and swimming, sipping beer by campfires and staring slack-jawed at cliffs and canyons.

Our squadron doctor was lean, well muscled, square jawed and blond.

Square-jawed and muscular—in snapshots he looks like Channing Tatum in camo—Gibbs seemed to fit the mold of the ideal soldier.

Still, a tight-jawed smile, wild eyes and a southern California drawl remind me of Matthew McConaughey.

Euler is tall and square-jawed with dirty blonde hair that varies from short to shoulder-length.

But Hagberg, a square-jawed and baby-faced member of the Swedish armed forces, had a darker message.

We—or rather Raglin and one or two others—jawed for an hour; but the wretches never yielded an inch.

I wonder if that square-jawed devil has got a glimpse of us and is trying a lone-handed stalk himself?

O golden-jawed Maruts, violently shaking your jaws, you go quick with your spotted deer, being friends of one mind.

"So long," said the lantern-jawed boy lugubriously, dropping most of his mathematical books.

In the corridor Michael caught up the lantern-jawed boy who had prophesied this year's pleasure at the beginning of last autumn.





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