Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A very hard candy.
  • n. Slang A word that is difficult to pronounce.
  • n. A machine that crushes rock or ore.

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  • n. A large, extremely hard, boiled candy, typically spherical.
  • n. A long, hard-to-pronounce word.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a word that is hard to pronounce
  • n. a large round hard candy

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Examples

  • But when Sally brought out the trove of products Nora had ordered the time before, Bobby expected the same look of glee he got on his face whenever he bought something new, even something as small as a jawbreaker from the candy shelf at the grocery store.

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  • I always wondered what kind of jawbreaker name was Pachacutec

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  • That night, alone in the house with its electric hum, the dragon slept on his mildewed blanket in the media room, dreaming of virgin foliage and jawbreaker planets shiny in the onyx sky.

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  • Panchito worked on his jawbreaker until his tongue and lips and teeth were blue, blue, blue.

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  • He bought a giant jawbreaker and a tiny bag of jellybeans.

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  • What's that jawbreaker definition about something or other, of Spencer's, that you sprang on us the other day - that indefinite, incoherent homogeneity thing?

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  • Silver dragees are the small, shiny, jawbreaker-like balls that often adorn fancy looking cakes and cupcakes.

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  • Then, they may be safe, but a Senate aide notes: "Don't try to bite directly into any whole jawbreaker, gobstopper, jolly rancher, or for that matter, atomic fireball, before you soften it up, as it can damage your teeth."

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  • The spicy cinnamon candies may be safe, but a Senate aide notes: "Don't try to bite directly into any whole jawbreaker, Gobstopper, Jolly Rancher, or for that matter, Atomic Fireball, before you soften it up, as it can damage your teeth."

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  • Witness my life or death struggle with a jawbreaker the size of a toddler's head!

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