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jawbreaker

noun [C] uk   /ˈdʒɔːˌbreɪ.kər/ us    /ˈdʒɑːˌbreɪ.kɚ/

jawbreaker noun [C] (SWEET)

US ( also mainly UK gobstopper) a large, hard, round sweet

jawbreaker noun [C] (LANGUAGE)

UK informal a tongue-twister US and Australian English informal a word that is difficult to pronounce
Translations of “jawbreaker”
in Chinese (Traditional) 糖果, 大塊硬糖,大塊糖果…
in Chinese (Simplified) 糖果, 大块硬糖,大块糖球…
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