Definition of Jawbreaker

1. Noun. A large round hard candy.

Generic synonyms: Hard Candy



2. Noun. A word that is hard to pronounce.
Generic synonyms: Polysyllabic Word, Polysyllable

Definition of Jawbreaker

1. Noun. A large, extremely hard, boiled candy, typically spherical. ¹

2. Noun. A long, hard-to-pronounce word. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jawbreaker

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jawbreaker

jawari
jawaris
jawbation
jawbations
jawblock
jawblocking
jawbone
jawboned
jawboner
jawboners
jawbones
jawboning
jawbonings
jawbox
jawboxes
jawbreaker (current term)
jawbreakers
jawdropping
jawdroppingly
jawed
jawfall
jawfallen
jawfalls
jawfish
jawfoot
jawhole
jawholes
jawing
jawings
jawless

Literary usage of Jawbreaker

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Literary Disorders: Holistic Diagnosis and Remediation by Ula C. Manzo, Anthony V. Manzo (1993)
"Jaw You have a giant piece of jawbreaker bubble gum in your mouth. ... Okay, let's tackle that jawbreaker again now. Bite down. Hard! ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1819)
"... and the Venetian Gondolier, commonly called the jawbreaker. The naval glory of Venice had, it is true, long been on the wane, but though the city of the ..."

3. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"Sleeve-board (tailors), a hard word to pronounce, a jawbreaker. . Slewed (common), intoxicated. ..."

4. Nonfiction Matters: Reading, Writing, and Research in Grades 3-8 by Stephanie Harvey (1998)
""jawbreaker" is stronger than "piece of candy," because it's concrete. When a noun is specific, adjectives are often unnecessary. ..."

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