Jawn is the undisputed champion of Philadelphia slang. It basically means thing, which means it can mean any thing. And people, local businesses and even corporations have liberally used jawn throughout the city.
Billy Penn has tracked down 18 of these jawns in the wild, from Vitamin water ads to eyeglasses to the famous crispy fish jawns of South Philly.
Graffiti jawn (7th and Snyder)
“Jaws” jawn, phone case version
Local music jawn
Blue Jawn Burger (The Blue Duck)
The JAWN (Spotburger)
Crispy fish jawns (Ippolito’s)