Definition of jawbreaker in English:


Line breaks: jaw|break¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɔːbreɪkə(r)


1 informal A word that is very long or hard to pronounce.
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  • Not only is this jawbreaker incredibly long and weird looking, it has many parts-of-speech in one word!
2chiefly North American ( trademark in the UK) A large, hard, spherical sweet.
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  • Saunders got me a Buddha candle holder, and I got her a bag of jawbreakers, which have turned out to be her favorite candy.
  • I pushed it back and forth from cheek to cheek like a jawbreaker, watching from afar as my mother retrieved her notebook from her purse and began asking Mr. Welk about his tour experience.

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Word of the day dinkum
Pronunciation: ˈdiNGkəm
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