having a lantern jaw.

Origin of lantern-jawed

First recorded in 1690–1700 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lantern-jawed

Historical Examples of lantern-jawed

  • What she really is like, though, is a lantern-jawed young Botticelli Madonna.

    Play the Game!

    Ruth Comfort Mitchell

  • They were gaunt and lantern-jawed, and clothed in tattered buckskin.

    In the Old West

    George Frederick Ruxton

  • "Not much," said Nasmith, a lantern-jawed man with black hair.

  • That he is extremely sallow, thin, long-faced, and lantern-jawed.

    Reprinted Pieces

    Charles Dickens

  • The man referred to was a long, lank, lantern-jawed fellow with a cross-grained expression of countenance.

British Dictionary definitions for lantern-jawed



having a long hollow jaw that gives the face a drawn appearance
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