What’s a jawn?

Jawn Prints is a collection of jawns in and around Philadelphia, PA.

But what’s a jawn?

A Jawn is a noun replacer. It can mean ANYTHING.

Where did it come from, you say?

Well, some folks say it came from New York…

Others say it came from West Philly in the early 80s…

In fact, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Linguistics, William Labov, has one of the earliest recordings of the word “joint”, which has mutated into the word we know today…jawn.

Click here for an interesting article from Atlas Obscura.

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