eyetooth

[ ahy-tooth ]
/ ˈaɪˌtuθ /
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noun, plural eye·teeth [ahy-teeth] /ˈaɪˌtiθ/.

Dentistry. a canine tooth of the upper jaw: so named from its position under the eye.

Nearby words

  1. eyestone,
  2. eyestrain,
  3. eyestrings,
  4. eyeteeth,
  5. eyetie,
  6. eyewash,
  7. eyewater,
  8. eyewear,
  9. eyewink,
  10. eyewinker

Idioms

    cut one's eyeteeth,
    1. to gain sophistication or experience; become worldly-wise.
    2. Also cut one's eyeteeth on. to be initiated or gain one's first experience in (a career, hobby, skill, etc.).
    give one's eyeteeth, to give something one considers very precious, usually in exchange for an object or situation one desires: She would give her eyeteeth for that job.

Origin of eyetooth

First recorded in 1570–80; eye + tooth

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British Dictionary definitions for eyeteeth

eyetooth

/ (ˌaɪˈtuːθ) /

noun plural -teeth

either of the two canine teeth in the upper jaw
give one's eyeteeth for to go to any lengths to achieve or obtain (something)I'd give my eyeteeth for a radio as good as that
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Word Origin and History for eyeteeth

eyetooth

n.

also eye tooth, 1570s, so called for its position immediately under or next to the eye.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for eyeteeth

eyetooth

[ ītōōth′ ]

n.

A canine tooth of the upper jaw.

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Idioms and Phrases with eyeteeth

eyeteeth

see give one's eyeteeth.

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