toothpick

[ tooth-pik ]
/ ˈtuθˌpɪk /

noun

a small pointed piece of wood, plastic, etc., for removing substances, especially food particles, from between the teeth.

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Origin of toothpick

First recorded in 1480–90; tooth + pick2
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British Dictionary definitions for toothpick

toothpick
/ (ˈtuːθˌpɪk) /

noun

a small sharp sliver of wood, plastic, etc, used for extracting pieces of food from between the teeth
a slang word for bowie knife
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