from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fold of loose skin hanging from the neck of certain animals.
- n. A pendulous part similar to this, such as the wattle of a bird.
- n. A fold of loose skin hanging from the neck of a person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The pendulous skin under the neck of an ox, which laps or licks the dew in grazing, or a similar feature on any other animal.
- n. The sagging flesh on the human throat of an old person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The pendulous skin under the neck of an ox, which laps or licks the dew in grazing.
- n. The flesh upon the human throat, especially when with age.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fold of skin that hangs from the throat of oxen and cows; hence, the pendulous skin under the throat of some other animals, as dogs.
- n. The flesh on the human throat when flaccid with age.
- n. The large median fleshy fold or single wattle of the domestic turkey.
- n. plural In heraldry, same as wattles.
- n. A brand or ownership-mark on the dewlap of an animal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck
Middle English dewlappe : dew, of unknown meaning (akin to Danish and Norwegian dog-, in Danish doglæb and Norwegian doglæp, dewlap) + lappe, fold; see lap2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)