Definition of


  1. (noun, body) informal terms for the mouth

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Synonyms of Maw

cakehole, gob, hole, trap, yap

Alternate forms of Maw

Hypernyms: mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris

Origin of the word Maw

  1. O.E. maga "stomach" (of men and animals), from P.Gmc. *magon (cf. O.Fris. maga, O.N. mag, Du. maag, Ger. Magen "stomach"), perhaps cognate with Welsh megin "bellows," Lith. makas, O.C.S. mosina "bag, pouch." more

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