Jaw-bone



[jaw-bohn] /ˈdʒɔˌboʊn/

noun
1.
a of either ; a maxilla or mandible.
2.
the bone of the lower jaw; mandible.
verb (used with or without object), jawboned, jawboning.
3.
Informal. to attempt to influence or pressure by persuasion rather than by the exertion of force or one’s authority, as in urging voluntary compliance with economic guidelines:
The president jawboned the steel industry into postponing price increases.
adjective
4.
Informal. obtained by or resorting to such a practice:
jawbone controls.
/ˈdʒɔːˌbəʊn/
noun
1.
a nontechnical name for mandible (or (less commonly)) maxilla
verb
2.
(US) to try to persuade or bring pressure to bear (on) by virtue of one’s high office or position, esp in urging compliance with official policy
n.

mid-15c., from jaw (n.) + bone (n.). Hence jawboning “lecturing, hectoring,” a term associated with the U.S. Lyndon Johnson presidential administration (1966); cf. jaw (v.).

jawbone jaw·bone (jô’bōn’)
n.
The maxilla or, especially, the mandible.

interjection

An exclamation of indifference, nonchalance, etc: ”Ishkabibble,” or ”I should worry”/It was a pretty abrupt transition from la belle epoque into the Space Age, but ish kabibble

[1921+; origin unknown; perhaps an alteration of Yiddish nit or nisht gefidlt; apparently introduced and perhaps coined by the comedienne Fanny Brice]

of an ass afforded Samson a weapon for the great slaughter of the Philistines (Judg. 15.15), in which he slew a thousand men. In verse 19 the Authorized Version reads, “God clave a hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereout.” This is a mis-translation of the words. The rendering should be as in the Revised Version, “God clave the hollow place that is in Lehi,” etc., Lehi (q.v.) being the name of the hill where this conflict was waged, possibly so called because it was in shape like a jaw-bone.

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