- eruption of the deciduous teeth, especially the phenomena associated with their eruption.
Origin of teething
Origin of teethe
1375–1425; late Middle English tethen, derivative of teth teeth
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Examples from the Web for teething
Both of them wanted some teething cookies, so I gave each one.Uncle Ro Ro Daddy Hates Rudeness!
Roland S. Martin
August 9, 2014
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has had its share of ‘teething problems’—and now the FAA has temporarily grounded it.Would You Fly on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner?
January 17, 2013
While Revenge is creatively solid, there have been teething issues along the way.‘Revenge’: Emily VanCamp, Mike Kelley, Madeleine Stowe, and Gabriel Mann on the ABC Soap
February 29, 2012
Baby lost his hold on the teething ring, and fell on his back.Sorry: Wrong Dimension
If the child be teething, and the gums be found to be red and swollen, they should be lanced.
Children who are teething are frequently affected with looseness.
Children who are sickly and puny may have much difficulty while teething.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)
W. Grant Hague
Her mind felt as they say teething dogs do, as if it must have something to bite on.Eyebright
- (intr) to cut one's baby (deciduous) teeth
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Word Origin and History for teething
1724, verbal noun from teethe (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The eruption or cutting of the teeth.
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