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[too-thee, -th ee] /ˈtu θi, -ði/
adjective, toothier, toothiest.
having or displaying conspicuous teeth:
a toothy smile.
savory; appetizing; toothsome.
possessing a rough surface:
toothy paper.
Archaic. sharp or caustic:
toothy commentary.
Origin of toothy
First recorded in 1520-30; tooth + -y1
Related forms
toothily, adverb
toothiness, noun Unabridged
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  • Both Rawhide Jones and toothy had to ride with him to drive them out of the gulches and back to the herd.

    Under Handicap Jackson Gregory
  • This toothy carlin is a favourite figure in Celtic tradition.

  • In a certain forest lived a mighty elephant, king of a herd, toothy by name.

    Curious Myths of the Middle Ages Sabine Baring-Gould
  • A quick turn about the horn of his saddle, and toothy set up his own horse.

    Under Handicap Jackson Gregory
  • His voice seemed to come from just behind his teeth, a toothy voice.

    Crome Yellow Aldous Huxley
British Dictionary definitions for toothy


adjective toothier, toothiest
having or showing numerous, large, or projecting teeth: a toothy grin
Derived Forms
toothily, adverb
toothiness, noun
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