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WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from jaw (n.) + bone (n.). Hence jawboning "lecturing, hectoring," a term associated with the U.S. Lyndon Johnson presidential administration (1966); cf. jaw (v.).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.