jawblock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From jaw +‎ block.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

jawblock (third-person singular simple present jawblocks, present participle jawblocking, simple past and past participle jawblocked)

  1. (US slang, dated) To talk.
    • 1946, Mezz Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, Payback Press 1999, p. 61:
      The first time we began to jawblock we found out that we were all from the jazz school, and that made us friends right away.