jaw etymology

English word jaw comes from Proto-Germanic *kawǭ

Detailed word origin of jaw

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kawǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*chawe Middle English (enm)
geowe Middle English (enm)
jaw English (eng) (figuratively) Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; especially plural, the mouth or way of entrance.. (nautical) The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.. (slang) Axle guard.. (slang, dated) Impudent or abusive talk.. (snooker) The curved part of the cushion marking the entry to the pocket.. A notch or opening.. A [...]