Jaw-breaker



[jaw-brey-ker] /ˈdʒɔˌbreɪ kər/

noun
1.
Informal. a word that is hard to pronounce.
2.
a very hard, usually round, candy.
3.
Also called jaw crusher. Mining. a machine used to break up ore, consisting of a fixed plate and a hinged moved by a toggle joint.
/ˈdʒɔːˌbreɪkə/
noun
1.
Also called jawcrusher. a device having hinged jaws for crushing rocks and ores
2.
(informal) a word that is hard to pronounce
n.

also jawbreaker 1839, “word hard to pronounce” (jawbreakingly, in reference to pronouncing words, is from 1824), from jaw (n.) + agent noun from break (v.). As a type of candy, by 1911.

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