noun, plural snag·gle·teeth.
- a tooth growing out beyond or apart from others.
Origin of snaggletooth
1815–25;Related formssnag·gle-toothed [snag-uh l-tootht, -tooth d] /ˈsnæg əlˌtuθt, -ˌtuðd/, adjective
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Historical Examples of snaggle-toothed
You don't think I want to get old, bent over, and snaggle-toothed, do you?
At his heels followed his bedraggled, snaggle-toothed wife, a babe in her arms and another tugging at her skirts.
British Dictionary definitions for snaggle-toothed
Derived Formssnaggletoothed, adjective
- a tooth that is broken or projecting
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Word Origin and History for snaggle-toothed
"having crooked, projecting teeth," 1580s) from the root of snag (n.). Alternative snaggle-tooth (adj.) is from 1650s; snaggle-tooth (n.) is from 1820.
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