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British Dictionary definitions for bucktooth
Derived Formsbuck-toothed, adjective
- derogatory a projecting upper front tooth
C18: from buck 1 (deer) + tooth
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Word Origin and History for bucktooth
1540s, from buck (n.1), perhaps on the notion of "kicking up," + tooth. In French, buck teeth are called dents à l'anglaise, literally "English teeth." Related: Buck-toothed.
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Related formsbuck′toothed′ (-tōōtht′) adj.
- A prominent, projecting upper front tooth.
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