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  • n. Plural form of jowl.


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  • Frequently, they lose the contents of their 'jowls' to monkeys who pull rank.

    Pulling Rank

  • Also it's ideal for people with loose skin under the chin, people with "jowls" forming along the jaw line, and loss of tautness in the lower face, neck, cheeks and eyebrows can all benefit from an Ulthera ultrasound RF lift. : Breaking News

  • pork "jowls" is so appetizingIf my eyes had widened with awe at how delicious the pah jun had been, they narrowed at the sight of the raw, marinated meats that came to the table.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • So, here's this slimy, large guy--he wore a very tight collar with a tie all the time, so his jowls were hanging down over it--it was an interesting impression he made.

    Mike Ragogna: Greetings From...: Chatting with Less Than Jake's Vinnie Fiorello and Singer-Songwriter/Actor Bill Mumy

  • The beasts looked up from their meals, jowls spattered in red.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • His black jowls hung loose as he tore past the stony slope where Master Klab had launched his puffball.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • The bear reeled back, blood spraying from its jowls.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Her jowls shook as she brushed them with her fingers.

    End of Time

  • The frozen moisture of its breathing had settled on its fur in a fine powder of frost, and especially were its jowls, muzzle, and eyelashes whitened by its crystalled breath.

    To Build a Fire

  • She bent forward from the stool on which she sat, and drew Michael to her so that he sat between her knees, her two hands holding his head and jowls, his nose half-buried in her hair.



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  • Jowls are those big bags of skin that hang just off of your jawbone where your jawbone attaches to your skull. Think Jabba the Hut cheeks or the Fat Lady at the circus.

    April 12, 2009

  • I like the definition 'a movable speech organ'.

    October 11, 2008

  • I think it was your long-ago praise of jowls that started things up again, u.


    July 12, 2007

  • Yeah, I know. That is the beauty or the horror of the way this works.

    July 12, 2007

  • Did I miss something? Conversations are always awkward when there's a four-month pause between sentences.

    July 12, 2007

  • Yeah! Edit that puppy.

    July 12, 2007

  • Maybe if he emends his constitution, he won't get jowls. ;-)

    July 12, 2007

  • Oh you wait, kid.

    July 12, 2007

  • Aye, this is a great one. I dog-sat a boxer for some friends last week and have had enough jowls in my face to last the rest of the year. Jowls are best when they're floppy and covered in drool, and they make that flubbery sound when the dog shakes itself.

    February 15, 2007

  • This word cracks me up. Every. Time.

    February 15, 2007