jawed jawed  /ˈdʒɔd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of animals having jaws of a specified type

Usage(s):

  1. Slaughterhouse-Five is a cynical novel, but beneath the bitter, grim-jawed humor is a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the 20th century.
  2. As a beleaguered small-town football coach and father, Kyle Chandler is a classic, square-jawed icon of decency.
  3. What's going on here is all perfectly explicable--the machine is sensing and reacting to subtle shifts in my balance--but for the moment I am slack-jawed, baffled.

News

  1. Bill Maher to Little Rock on Sept. 14

    For some reason, Bill Maher — comedian, filmmaker, TV producer, political commentator and host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" — has decided to try to bring his acerbic wit and withering put-downs to all of us slack-jawed, illiterate hillbillies here in Arkansas. Aw, heck. Knowing us, we probably won't really "get" his jokes and so forth. Oh sure, we'll probably eventually figure out when ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Arkansas Times

  2. From Fetish to Fabric

    If you want to know what happened to New York's once-subversive leather scene, take a look at the photo in an optometrist's window on Ninth Avenue in Hell's Kitchen: a hot, hairy, square-jawed Clark Kent type dressed in designer eye frames—and a leather harness. David Hughe...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Village Voice

  3. A Look Back: 6 Historic Forts In NYC

    Several forts still stand in the New York City area. Although they are no longer used to protect the city, their power to inspire slack-jawed awe remains. Among the best preserved and most interesting are the six listed below.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CBS New York

Quotes

  1. "I am beyond stunned," Bullock said in a statement. "Just to be included in the company of these amazing women I have so admired thru the years, has left me slack jawed with awe. It is TRULY an honor just to be nominated by the Hollywood...
    on Dec 15, 2009 By: Sandra Bullock Source: MTV.com (blog)

  2. "You know, it wasn't that long ago there was a fish, a goldeye, that was caught in the Athabasca River. This double-jawed fish was in the headlines everywhere," Stelmach said in response to a question from NDP Leader Brian Mason about oilsands...
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: Ed Stelmach Source: Canada.com

  3. "He has a square-jawed indominatability," Fingeroth added. "He can be tough with bad guys, yet he's got the ability to project sincerity and vulnerability that you want Superman to have."
    on Aug 11, 2004 By: Danny Fingeroth Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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