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Jā-wāb

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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.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Jarkman
Jarnac
Jarndyce v. Jarndyce
Jarvey
Jarvie (Baillie Nicol)
Jaundice
Javan [clay]
Javanese
Javert
Jaw
Jā-wāb
Jawbone
Jay (A)
Jay
Jazey
Je Maintiendrai (I will maintain)
Je ne Sais Quoi
Jeames
Jean Crapaud
Jean Farine [Jack Flour]
Jean de Lettre (Mr. Jenkins)