snaggletooth

[ snag-uh l-tooth ]
/ ˈsnæg əlˌtuθ /

noun, plural snag·gle·teeth.

a tooth growing out beyond or apart from others.

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Origin of snaggletooth

1815–25; apparently snag + -le + tooth

OTHER WORDS FROM snaggletooth

snag·gle-toothed [snag-uh l-tootht, -tooth d] /ˈsnæg əlˌtuθt, -ˌtuðd/, adjective

Words nearby snaggletooth

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Example sentences from the Web for snaggle-toothed

  • At his heels followed his bedraggled, snaggle-toothed wife, a babe in her arms and another tugging at her skirts.

    Blue Ridge Country|Jean Thomas
  • You don't think I want to get old, bent over, and snaggle-toothed, do you?

    The Cottage of Delight|Will N. Harben

British Dictionary definitions for snaggle-toothed

snaggletooth
/ (ˈsnæɡəlˌtuːθ) /

noun plural -teeth

a tooth that is broken or projecting

Derived forms of snaggletooth

snaggletoothed, adjective
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