I've formatted this entry but I dispute its existence for the following reasons.
- If it does indeed mean a joint, then you might expect "smoke a jawn" and "light a jawn" to provide hits on Google, but they do not.
- *update* searched google with "jawn" and "jawn marijuana" and found at least 9 sites that support the word "jawn" for a slang word meaning "marijuana cigarette or joint" and/or meaning a place or thing also found how the word came about Jawn - "Joint." This is the Philly pronunciation of "joint" in meaning 3. See "joint" 1-3 and also "jon." taken from http://www.panikon.com/phurba/alteng/j.html An Etymological Glossary of the English Language
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- If it exists, is the (supposed) etymology I have added correct? It does not account for the second sense ("thing").
Can anyone provide any citations in the senses given? — Paul G 11:08, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Kept. See archived discussion of February 2008. 07:02, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
Absolutely not. Being from Philadelphia, I feel confident to attest that the word jawn is a noun-replacer fro just about anything. "That jawn was fine," "Gimme the jawn," "What's the time say on that jawn," "The new Cee-Lo- jawn is HOT." A pronunciation not uncommon in some parts of North Philadelphia in the late 80s/90s was 'jorn'.
- I'm not sure what you're objecting to. You seem to be describing sense #1 in the entry ("something"). -- Visviva 16:03, 11 May 2008 (UTC)