[ gap-tootht, -toothd ]

  1. having a noticeable space between two teeth.

Origin of gap-toothed

First recorded in 1560–70

Words Nearby gap-toothed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gap-toothed in a sentence

  • For a time it seemed as if nothing would break it, but gap-toothed Beaumanoir was a general as well as a warrior.

    Sir Nigel | Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 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.

    Shaman | Robert Shea
  • The commentators, however, chose to read gap-toothed, as of more easy explanation.

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

    Jaffery | William J. Locke

British Dictionary definitions for gap-toothed


  1. having wide spaces between the teeth

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