This dog has drooping jowls.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a jawbone or jaw; esp., the lower jaw with the chin and cheeks
- the cheek
- the meat of a hog's cheek
Origin: Middle English chavel from Old English ceafl, jaw, cheek, akin to Old Norse kjoptr, Middle High German kivel from Indo-European base an unverified form ĝebh-, jaw, mouth from source Old Irish gop, mouth, Czech ẑábra, gills (of fish)
- the fleshy hanging part under the lower jaw
- the dewlap of cattle
- the wattle of fowl
- the head and adjacent parts of a fish
Origin: Middle English cholle from Old English ceole, throat, akin to German kehle from Indo-European base an unverified form gel-, to swallow from source Old Irish gaile, stomach
- jowly adjective
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- The jaw, especially the lower jaw.
- The cheek.
Origin: Middle English chavel, chaule, jaule (influenced by joue, jaw or jol, head), from Old English ceafl.
- The flesh under the lower jaw, especially when plump or flaccid.
- A fleshy part similar to a jowl, such as the dewlap of a cow or the wattle of a fowl.
Origin: Alteration of Middle English cholle (influenced by Middle English joue, jaw or jol, head).