- pleasing to the taste; palatable: a toothsome dish.
- pleasing or desirable, as fame or power.
- voluptuous; sexually alluring: a toothsome blonde.
Origin of toothsome
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Examples from the Web for toothsome
We are weary of the ceaseless resurrections of that once so toothsome dish.My Contemporaries In Fiction
David Christie Murray
They were quite large, and were a toothsome morsel for hungry men.A Lieutenant at Eighteen
It wasn't simply that they were so toothsome, but that they were somehow so important and so historic.A Small Boy and Others
A raw fish seemed to him the most toothsome morsel in the world.Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout
Alfred Bishop Mason
Such a turkey as it proved to be, so succulent, so toothsome, with such a flavor!Six Girls and Bob
Marion Ames Taggart
- of delicious or appetizing appearance, flavour, or smell
- attractive; alluring
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Word Origin and History for toothsome
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