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jowl

noun [C usually plural] uk   us   /dʒaʊl/
the loose skin and flesh under the jaw: a bloodhound with heavy jowls (= loose folds of skin and flesh on the lower parts of its face)
jowly
adjective uk   us   /ˈdʒaʊ.li/
She's become increasingly jowly (= the skin and flesh on the lower part of her face has become looser) as she's got older.
Translations of “jowl”
in Vietnamese má…
in Spanish carrillo…
in Thai แก้มที่อูมจนย้อยลงมา…
in Malaysian rahang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雙下巴,下頜垂肉…
in Indonesian daging rahang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 下颌垂肉…
(Definition of jowl from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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