- 1The jaws or throat of a voracious animal: a gigantic wolfhound with a fearful, gaping mawMore example sentences
- The four-foot long furry slug raised itself up around her shoulders and a cavernous maw gaped at me.
- Others present gaping maws surrounded by rows of shell-like tubes from which little tongues seem to project.
- The stores that faced out into the streets did so with wide, gaping maws created by the shattered state of their glass windows.
- 1.1 • informal The mouth or gullet of a greedy person: I was cramming large pieces of toast and cheese down my mawMore example sentences
- I'm going to jam every bit of everything offered into my greedy maw until my curiosity is assuaged.
- However, decay is an inevitable consequence of life and even though we taxpayers heave a collective shudder at the thought of strange men rooting around in the maws of our leaders, we have to accept that they, too, are human.
- No posting until I've shoveled some antibiotics into my maw.
Old English maga (in the sense 'stomach'), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch maag and German Magen 'stomach'.