crackjaw

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

crack +‎ jaw

Adjective[edit]

crackjaw (not comparable)

  1. Difficult or unpleasant to pronounce.
    a crackjaw language
    a crackjaw name
    • 2009, Patsy Clairmont, All Cracked Up: Experiencing God in the Broken Places:
      Benjamin Disraeli, who was a pretty bright guy—a novelist, debater, and prime minister of England—tried to identify a person once and ended up exclaiming, "A Polish nobleman, a Count somebody; I never can remember their crack-jaw name."