bucktooth

noun

buck·​tooth ˈbək-ˈtüth How to pronounce bucktooth (audio)
: a large protruding front tooth
bucktoothed adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The enormous balloon rodent loomed large on the streets of New York and across the country, with its buckteeth, menacing claws and crimson eyes drawing attention to the grievances of union protesters who had inflated it. Michael Gold, New York Times, 31 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bucktooth was in 1753

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“Bucktooth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucktooth. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

bucktooth

noun

buck·​tooth -ˈtüth How to pronounce bucktooth (audio)
: a large front tooth that sticks out
buck-toothed
-ˈtütht
adjective

Medical Definition

bucktooth

noun

buck·​tooth -ˈtüth How to pronounce bucktooth (audio)
plural buckteeth
: a large projecting front tooth
buck-toothed adjective

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