[gap-tootht, -tooth d]

Origin of gap-toothed

First recorded in 1560–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for gap-toothed

Historical Examples of gap-toothed

  • Gap′py, full of gaps; Gap-toothed, lacking some of the teeth.

  • Did you ever hear of an ogre sighing himself to a shadow for love of a gap-toothed ogress?


    William J. Locke

  • The rumbustious ogre has a hitherto undescribed, but quite imaginable, gap-toothed, beetle-browed ogress of a wife.


    William J. Locke

  • The deceased potter was nick-named the "gap-toothed," because he had lost his front teeth in a brawl.

  • Beside him a skinny man with a small head and a gap-toothed grin shuffled over the plank floor.


    Robert Shea

British Dictionary definitions for gap-toothed


  1. having wide spaces between the teeth
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