Jawbreaker (noun)

A hard candy or piece of gum that is difficult to chew.


First recorded in the mid-19th century. origin is unknown.


  1. She kept a jar of jawbreakers on her desk for visitors.
  2. He offered me a jawbreaker and I reluctantly took it.
  3. The jawbreaker was so hard, I couldn't even make a dent in it.
  4. I hadn't had a jawbreaker in years and I was surprised at how much they still hurt my jaw.
  5. The young boy put the jawbreaker in his mouth and tried to impress his friends by biting it.
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