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Jawn \Jawn\, v. i. See Yawn. [Obs.]


Etymology 1 vb. (obsolete form of yawn English) Etymology 2

n. 1 (context slang chiefly Philadelphia English) Something; any object, place or thing. 2 (context slang English) A woman.

Usage examples of "jawn".

Toroca found this easy, and soon Jawn had taught him the names of the numerals from one to ten.

He hoped the sign of pushing away was universal, but in his lessons with Jawn such things had never come up.

The captain spit a string of words at Jawn so rapidly that Toroca could only pick out a few terms.

Warden Truesilver among them, true, and Bald Jawn as their guide, but the Ghost Stag has eluded us all for generations.

Half an hour from Liverpool, she was thinking, there are houses with croquet hoops on the Jawn and swimming pools and suntanned women who drink martinis at eleven-thirty in the morning.