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 Jaw.Jawbone (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
J-wb.
 
The refusal of an offer of marriage. Thus when one lady says to another that “Mr. A. B. has got his jawab,” she means that he made her an offer of marriage, but was refused. (Calcutta slang.)   1
 


 Jaw.Jawbone (2 syl.). 

 
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