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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.

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Idioms for eyetooth

    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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Example sentences from the Web for eyetooth

  • You might have let them all in, you might have landed them all—so they tell me, at least—if you'd have withdrawn Eyetooth.

  • I dreamed, says Ismena, mine eyetooth was loose, and that I thrust it out with my tongue.

    Myths and Dreams|Edward Clodd
  • And in the same motion his white eyetooth scored a deep furrow in the side of the charging foe.

British Dictionary definitions for eyetooth

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
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 eyetooth

eyetooth
[ ītōōth′ ]

n.

A canine tooth of the upper jaw.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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