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See also: slackjawed
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- With the mouth in an open position and the jaw hanging loosely, especially as indicating bewilderment or astonishment.
- (by extension) Unsophisticated or unthinking; dimwitted in appearance.
- (dated) Overly talkative; indiscreet.
- Synonym: big-mouthed
- 1917, P. G. Wodehouse, “Wilton's Holiday”, in The Man with Two Left Feet and Other Stories:
- As a matter of fact, it was by trying to lean on it that Spencer Clay got hold of the facts of the case; and when young Clay got hold of anything, Marois Bay at large had it hot and fresh a few hours later; for Spencer was one of those slack-jawed youths who are constitutionally incapable of preserving a secret.