jawboning

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

jawboning

  1. present participle of jawbone

Noun[edit]

jawboning (usually uncountable, plural jawbonings)

  1. Persistent persuasive talk.
    • 1991, Terrence E. Cook, The Great Alternatives of Social Thought (page 194)
      Or the merely verbal pressure of jawbonings by prominent people may try to silence a certain point of view.