jowly

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Etymology[edit]

jowl +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

jowly (comparative jowlier, superlative jowliest)

  1. Having conspicuous jowls.
    • 1864, Richard Burton, A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome, London: Tinsley Brothers, 2nd edition, Volume 1, Chapter 9, p. 233,[1]
      [] his strong jaw renders the face indeed “jowly” rather than oval, consequently the expression is normally hard, though open and not ill-humoured, whilst the smile which comes out of it is pleasant.
    • 1960, “The Old Caricature,” Time, 18 January, 1960,[2]
      Over the last few years, the liberal Democratic image of Vice President Richard M. Nixon as a jowly, blue-jawed villain with a ski-jump nose has receded in the light of his growing stature and achievements.
    • 1980, Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers, London: Hutchinson, Chapter 61,
      Nick, or Domenico, was sixty or so now and looked it. He was jowly and paunched and was still Italian enough not to give a damn.

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