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Yes. The word jowl is a Scrabble US word. The word jowl is worth 14 points in Scrabble:


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You can make 9 words from 'jowl' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'jowl'

JOWL 14 

3 letters words from 'jowl'

JOL 10JOW 13

2 letters words from 'jowl'

JO 9LO 2
OW 5WO 5

All 4 letters words made out of jowl

jowl ojwl jwol wjol owjl wojl jolw ojlw jlow ljow oljw lojw jwlo wjlo jlwo ljwo wljo lwjo owlj wolj olwj lowj wloj lwoj

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Definitions and meaning of jowl


Alternative forms

  • jole, joll (obsolete)


  • enPR: joul, IPA(key): /dʒaʊl/
  • Rhymes: -aʊl

Etymology 1

From Middle English chawl, chavel (cheek, jaw), from Old English ċeafl, from Proto-West Germanic *kafl.


jowl (plural jowls)

  1. the jaw, jawbone; especially one of the lateral parts of the mandible.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4
      I had lain, therefore, all that time, cheek by jowl with Blackbeard himself, with only a thin shell of tinder wood to keep him from me, and now had thrust my hand into his coffin and plucked away his beard.


jowl (third-person singular simple present jowls, present participle jowling, simple past and past participle jowled)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To throw, dash, or knock.

Etymology 2

From Middle English cholle (wattle, jowl), from Old English ċeole, ċeolu (throat), from Proto-Germanic *kelǭ (gullet) (compare West Frisian kiel, Dutch keel, German Kehle), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷelu- (to swallow) (compare Old Irish in·gilid (to graze), Irish goile (stomach), Latin gula (throat), gluttiō (to swallow), Russian глота́ть (glotátʹ, to swallow, gulp), Ancient Greek δέλεαρ (délear, lure), Armenian կլանել (klanel, I swallow), Persian گلو(galu), Hindi गला (galā, neck, throat)).


jowl (plural jowls)

  1. a fold of fatty flesh under the chin, around the cheeks, or lower jaw (as a dewlap, wattle, crop, or double chin).
  2. the cheek; especially the cheek meat of a hog.
  3. cut of fish including the head and adjacent parts
Derived terms
  • jowly
  • cheek and jowl
  • cheek by jowl
  • tooth-to-jowl

  • to bump.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)