Definition of jaw-jaw in English:

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jaw-jaw

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɔːdʒɔː/
informal

noun

[mass noun]
Talking, especially lengthy and pointless discussion: a week of financial jaw-jaw
More example sentences
  • The rest of the time Vaughn simply gibbers on and on, jaw-jawing and wise-cracking.

verb

Talk, especially at length: to jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war
More example sentences
  • Then I decided that was a bit softcore, so went for people electing ‘debators’ who would sit in the chamber jaw-jawing about proposed legislation.
  • As Winston Churchill used to say, ‘Better to jaw-jaw than to war-war.’
  • On the other hand, he and his administration folks jaw-jawed with Palestinian Arafat at every photo opportunity.

Origin

Mid 19th century: reduplication of jaw.

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