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Meaning of MAW

Pronunciation:  mo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
  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
 

 

 

 

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