a bone of a jaw, esp. of the lower jaw
intransitive verb-·boned·, -·bon·ing
- to talk (to) or converse (with), esp. at length
- to speak forcefully or threateningly (to or about): the President jawboned against price increases
A bone of the jaw, especially the bone of the lower jaw.
verbjaw·boned, jaw·bon·ing, jaw·bones Slang
To try to influence or pressure through strong persuasion, especially to urge to comply voluntarily.
To urge voluntary compliance with official wishes or guidelines.
(third-person singular simple present jawbones, present participle jawboning, simple past and past participle jawboned)