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

Examples of bucktooth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thankfully, the larger sibling's bucktooth maw is not included. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 2 Apr. 2023 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 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


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

Medical Definition


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

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