bucktooth

[ buhk-tooth ]
/ ˈbʌkˈtuθ /

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

a projecting tooth, especially an upper front tooth.

Nearby words

  1. buckskins,
  2. buckstay,
  3. bucktail,
  4. buckthorn,
  5. buckthorn family,
  6. buckwheat,
  7. buckwheat cake,
  8. buckwheat coal,
  9. buckwheat family,
  10. buckwheat note

Origin of bucktooth

First recorded in 1745–55; buck1 + tooth

Related formsbuck·toothed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for bucktooth

bucktooth

/ (ˈbʌkˌtuːθ) /

noun plural -teeth

derogatory a projecting upper front tooth
Derived Formsbuck-toothed, adjective

Word Origin for bucktooth

C18: from buck 1 (deer) + tooth

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Word Origin and History for bucktooth

bucktooth

n.

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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Medicine definitions for bucktooth

bucktooth

[ bŭktōōth ]

n.

A prominent, projecting upper front tooth.
Related formsbucktoothed (-tōōtht) adj.


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