waterpick

[ waw-ter-pik, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌpɪk, ˈwɒt ər- /

noun

a portable electric appliance that uses a stream of water under force to remove food particles from between the teeth and to massage the gums.

Nearby words

  1. watermanship,
  2. watermark,
  3. watermeal,
  4. watermelon,
  5. watermill,
  6. waterproof,
  7. waterproofing,
  8. waters,
  9. waters, muddy,
  10. waters, territorial

Origin of waterpick

water + pick2; earlier as Water Pik a trademark (1963)

Also called waterjet.

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