[jou-lee, joh-]

adjective, jowl·i·er, jowl·i·est.

having prominent jowls.

Origin of jowly

First recorded in 1870–75; jowl1 + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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.

  • At the hall entrance he encountered Leonard's huntsman, an impertinent, bony, jowly loafer whom he had never been able to endure.

  • By midnight, or a little later, Moro Trimmul and the rest of the veterans will be in the woods near Jowly, around the camp.


    Philip Meadows Taylor

  • Of the fifteen hundred gallant cavaliers who had ridden that morning from the camp at Jowly, they were the only survivors.


    Philip Meadows Taylor