teething ring


a circular ring, usually of plastic, ivory, bone, etc., on which a teething baby can bite.

Nearby words

  1. teeth,
  2. teeth grinding,
  3. teethe,
  4. teether,
  5. teething,
  6. teething troubles,
  7. teethridge,
  8. teetotal,
  9. teetotaler,
  10. teetotalism

Origin of teething ring

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95

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Examples from the Web for teething ring

  • After that Nell got the teething-ring, and when the child grasped and thrust it into its open mouth, the men all grinned.

    The Long Dim Trail|Forrestine C. Hooker

British Dictionary definitions for teething ring

teething ring


a plastic, hard rubber, or bone ring on which babies may bite while teething
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