Definition of Adam’s apple noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Adam’s apple

BrE BrE//ˌædəmz ˈæpl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌædəmz ˈæpl//
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the lump at the front of the throat that sticks out, particularly in men, and moves up and down when you swallow Word Origin mid 18th cent.: so named from the notion that a piece of the forbidden fruit became lodged in Adam's throat.
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