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toothy

[too-thee, -th ee]
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adjective, tooth·i·er, tooth·i·est.
  1. having or displaying conspicuous teeth: a toothy smile.
  2. savory; appetizing; toothsome.
  3. possessing a rough surface: toothy paper.
  4. Archaic. sharp or caustic: toothy commentary.
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Origin of toothy

First recorded in 1520–30; tooth + -y1
Related formstooth·i·ly, adverbtooth·i·ness, noun
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Related Words

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Examples from the Web for toothy

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Historical Examples

  • This toothy carlin is a favourite figure in Celtic tradition.

  • "Oh, I can't do that either, Mr. Malone," the toothy girl said.

    Occasion for Disaster

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • His voice seemed to come from just behind his teeth, a toothy voice.

    Crome Yellow

    Aldous Huxley

  • Rawhide Jones, Toothy, and Brayley came out of the bunk-house together.

    Under Handicap

    Jackson Gregory

  • A quick turn about the horn of his saddle, and Toothy set up his own horse.

    Under Handicap

    Jackson Gregory


British Dictionary definitions for toothy

toothy

adjective toothier or toothiest
  1. having or showing numerous, large, or projecting teetha toothy grin
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Derived Formstoothily, adverbtoothiness, noun
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