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    Cool jabber-jawed

    What can be understood as a jabber-jawed excuse? What does mean this sort of adjective?

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    Default Re: jabber-jawed

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    What can be understood as a jabber-jawed excuse? What does mean this sort of adjective?

    Thank You
    I would say it's a term created by the author, look up "jabber" in a dictionary and you can probably work out what he means by it.

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    Default Re: jabber-jawed

    Source: jaw - definition of jaw by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    intr.v. jawed, jaw·ing, jaws Slang
    1. To talk vociferously; jabber.
    2. To talk; converse.

    Source:jabber - definition of jabber by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    jabber
    v jabber
    to talk idly, rapidly and indistinctly

    jabber-jawed, according to the definitions above, seems to be describing a person who makes not much of a sense while he/she converses. In your example, it may be describing someone whose excuse bears reluctancy. Or, the person has no real excuse, so when he/she is asked to account for something that he/she messed up, all he/she does is mumbling a weak excuse .
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    Cool Re: jabber-jawed

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I would say it's a term created by the author, look up "jabber" in a dictionary and you can probably work out what he means by it.
    So, summing up, can we say an idiot, dumb excuse?
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    Default Re: jabber-jawed

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    So, summing up, can we say an idiot, dumb excuse?
    Yes, I would say so.

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