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jawbreaker

[jaw-brey-ker] /ˈdʒɔˌbreɪ kər/
noun
1.
Informal. a word that is hard to pronounce.
2.
a very hard, usually round, candy.
3.
Also called jaw crusher. Mining. a machine used to break up ore, consisting of a fixed plate and a hinged jaw moved by a toggle joint.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; jaw1 + breaker1
Related forms
jawbreaking, adjective
jawbreakingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for jaw-breaking

jawbreaker

/ˈdʒɔːˌbreɪkə/
noun
1.
Also called jawcrusher. a device having hinged jaws for crushing rocks and ores
2.
(informal) a word that is hard to pronounce
Derived Forms
jawbreaking, adjective
jawbreakingly, adverb
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Slang definitions & phrases for jaw-breaking

jawbreaker

noun
  1. A long word or a word difficult to pronounce: Diphenyl-pentoactomaggetoneplangianoliosis is something of a jawbreaker (1835+)
  2. A piece of hard candy, esp a spherical piece with bubblegum in the center (1875+)

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