Definitions

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  • adjective of a person With the mouth in an open position and the jaw hanging loosely, especially as indicating bewilderment or astonishment.
  • adjective idiomatic, of a person Unsophisticated or unthinking; dimwitted in appearance.
  • adjective idiomatic, dated, of a person Overly talkative; indiscreet.

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Examples

  • Within these pages, she will once again regale you with her unique vision, her misanthropy, and her general intolerance of slack-jawed, drooling dunces.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Within these pages, she will once again regale you with her unique vision, her misanthropy, and her general intolerance of slack-jawed, drooling dunces.

    Roseanne Archy

  • "I was slack-jawed by what I saw," he said, adding, "To get from the Camp Victory to the embassy, which is a six-mile drive, it took 24 hours preparation, I had to travel in a five-armored car convoy ... and I had to wear full-body armor, including a helmet."

    Valerie Plame And Joe Wilson: Dick Cheney Never Apologized To Us Either

  • Within these pages, she will once again regale you with her unique vision, her misanthropy, and her general intolerance of slack-jawed, drooling dunces.

    Roseanne Archy

  • "I was slack-jawed by what I saw," he said, adding, "To get from the Camp Victory to the embassy, which is a six-mile drive, it took 24 hours preparation, I had to travel in a five-armored car convoy ... and I had to wear full-body armor, including a helmet."

    Valerie Plame And Joe Wilson: Dick Cheney Never Apologized To Us Either

  • Remember that the principle is not simply entropic: the idea isn't to become a zombie, with chaos and clutter mounting around you as you sit bewildered and slack-jawed.

    Busy doing nothing? Pat yourself on the back | Observer editorial

  • A+s who wakes each day with an outer-directed sense of purpose and Just-Do-It-ness that leaves Nike in the dust, and that infuriates some and leaves others standing slack-jawed at my speed, control and efficiency.

    Jamie Lee Curtis: Nothing to Undo?

  • A+s who wakes each day with an outer-directed sense of purpose and Just-Do-It-ness that leaves Nike in the dust, and that infuriates some and leaves others standing slack-jawed at my speed, control and efficiency.

    Jamie Lee Curtis: Nothing to Undo?

  • It was weird, introduced a potentially new character, but it kind of left me slack-jawed and saying, “Huh?”

    Comic Review: Irredeemable #9 | Fandomania

  • All born blind, they say, slack-jawed and simple, web-footed, rickety as sticks.

    Robertson wins Forward Prize for best single poem

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  • A property commonly possessed by yokels.

    January 12, 2008