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snaggletooth

[snag-uh l-tooth]
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noun, plural snag·gle·teeth.
  1. a tooth growing out beyond or apart from others.

Origin of snaggletooth

1815–25; apparently snag + -le + tooth
Related formssnag·gle-toothed [snag-uh l-tootht, -tooth d] /ˈsnæg əlˌtuθt, -ˌtuðd/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for snaggle-toothed

Historical Examples

  • You don't think I want to get old, bent over, and snaggle-toothed, do you?

    The Cottage of Delight

    Will N. Harben

  • At his heels followed his bedraggled, snaggle-toothed wife, a babe in her arms and another tugging at her skirts.


British Dictionary definitions for snaggle-toothed

snaggletooth

noun plural -teeth
  1. a tooth that is broken or projecting
Derived Formssnaggletoothed, adjective
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Word Origin and History for snaggle-toothed

adj.

"having crooked, projecting teeth," 1580s) from the root of snag (n.). Alternative snaggle-tooth (adj.) is from 1650s; snaggle-tooth (n.) is from 1820.

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