toothsome

[ tooth-suh m ]
/ ˈtuθ səm /

adjective

pleasing to the taste; palatable: a toothsome dish.
pleasing or desirable, as fame or power.
voluptuous; sexually alluring: a toothsome blonde.

Nearby words

  1. toothing,
  2. toothless,
  3. toothlessly,
  4. toothpaste,
  5. toothpick,
  6. toothsomely,
  7. toothwort,
  8. toothy,
  9. tootle,
  10. toots

Origin of toothsome

First recorded in 1545–55; tooth + -some1

Related formstooth·some·ly, adverbtooth·some·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for toothsome

toothsome

/ (ˈtuːθsəm) /

adjective

of delicious or appetizing appearance, flavour, or smell
attractive; alluring
Derived Formstoothsomely, adverbtoothsomeness, noun

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Word Origin and History for toothsome

toothsome

adj.

"pleasant to the taste," 1560s; the figurative sense of "attractive" (1550s) is a bit older; from tooth + -some (1).

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