Definition of maw noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//mɔː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɔː//
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  1. 1(literary) something that seems like a big mouth that swallows things up completely They drove into the maw of the city.
  2. 2(old-fashioned) an animal’s stomach or throat
  3. Word OriginOld English maga (in the sense ‘stomach’), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch maag and German Magen ‘stomach’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: maw