jowl jowl  /ˈdʒaʊl/


  1. (n) the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
  2. (n) a fullness and looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of aging)


  1. That caused a sagging jowl that needed some attention.
  2. All at once, chickens, ducks and pigs which never had much to do with one another began living cheek to jowl in high numbers and often unsanitary conditions.
  3. Sporting an emerald hat and a shillelagh, Mayor Richard Joseph Daley marched jowl by jowl with the machine's new hero, Michael Hewlett.


  • 'Having it all' sometimes means letting it go

    I was eavesdropping. Not shamelessly, mind you, but only because the seating arrangement in this tiny coffee shop meant sitting cheek to jowl with your neighbors.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Burlington County Times


  1. Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Griffin tells the New York Daily News, "He's probably had some Restylane or something injected into his laugh lines. He's developed a bit of a jowl. His skin looks awful. I'm sure he's been getting some kind of treatment...
    on Mar 2, 2007 By: Anthony Jerome Griffin Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "There's a new government in Australia, this is one of our closest relationships, we are cheek-by-jowl in Afghanistan, we were cheek-by-jowl in Iraq. I can't imagine what that Secretary of State has to do that's more important," Armitage told...
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Richard Armitage Source: pacific

  3. "He bought into the New England transcendentalism thoroughly," Greenberg says, "and with that, the idea that all things are related, and all things could stand cheek by jowl. His music has been compared to those wonderful barnyard paintings...
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Robert Greenberg Source: NPR

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