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Meaning of MAW

Pronunciation:  mo

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  informal terms for the mouth

MAW is a 3 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: cakehole, gob, hole, trap, yap
 See Also: mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Maw\ (m[add]), n. [See {Mew} a gull.] (Zo["o]l.)
    A gull.
  2. \Maw\, n. [OE. mawe, AS. maga stomach; akin to D. maag, OHG.
    mago, G. magen, Icel. magi, Sw. mage, Dan. mave. [root]103.]
    1. A stomach; the receptacle into which food is taken by
       swallowing; in birds, the craw; -- now used only of the
       lower animals, exept humorously or in contempt. --Chaucer.
             Bellies and maws of living creatures. --Bacon.
    2. Appetite; inclination. [Obs.]
             Unless you had more maw to do me good. --Beau. & Fl.
    {Fish maw}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Fish}.
  3. \Maw\, n.
    An old game at cards. --Sir A. Weldon.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abdomen, abomasum, bay window, bazoo, beerbelly, belly, breadbasket, chaps, chops, craw, crop, diaphragm, embonpoint, embouchure, first stomach, gab, gizzard, gob, gullet, gut, honeycomb stomach, jaw, jaws, jowls, kishkes, kisser, lips, mandibles, manyplies, maxilla, midriff, mouth, mug, mush, muzzle, omasum, oral cavity, paunch, pot, potbelly, potgut, premaxilla, psalterium, pusgut, rennet bag, reticulum, rumen, second stomach, spare tire, stomach, swagbelly, third stomach, trap, tummy, tum-tum, underbelly, ventripotence, yap