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bucktooth

[ buhk-tooth ]
/ ˈbʌkˈtuθ /
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noun, plural buck·teeth [buhk-teeth]. /ˈbʌkˈtiθ/.

a projecting tooth, especially an upper front tooth.

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Origin of bucktooth

First recorded in 1745–55; buck1 + tooth

OTHER WORDS FROM bucktooth

bucktoothed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bucktooth

bucktooth
/ (ˈbʌkˌtuːθ) /

noun plural -teeth

derogatory a projecting upper front tooth

Derived forms of bucktooth

buck-toothed, adjective

Word Origin for bucktooth

C18: from buck 1 (deer) + tooth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for bucktooth

bucktooth
[ bŭktōōth ]

n.

A prominent, projecting upper front tooth.

Other words from bucktooth

bucktoothed (-tōōtht) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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