eyetooth

noun
eye·​tooth | \ ˈī-ˈtüth How to pronounce eyetooth (audio) \

Definition of eyetooth

: a canine tooth of the upper jaw

Examples of eyetooth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Audra’s prodigious knowledge of people’s names, faces and bewildering, often pointless personal details — that someone recently broke an eyetooth on a bagel, for example — is an animating force in the book. Lydia Kiesling, New York Times, "A Debut Novel Asks, What if His First Wife Was the One?," 7 July 2017 But what sort of capitalist swine wouldn’t give his eyeteeth for one? John Brownlee, WIRED, "The Birthday Gifts of Josef Stalin, Bloodthirsty Communist Dictator!," 16 Nov. 2006

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First Known Use of eyetooth

1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Eyetooth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyetooth. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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eyetooth

noun
How to pronounce eyetooth (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of eyetooth

: a pointed tooth

eyetooth

noun
eye·​tooth | \ ˈī-ˈtüth How to pronounce eyetooth (audio) \
plural eyeteeth\ -​ˈtēth \

Kids Definition of eyetooth

: a canine tooth of the upper jaw

eyetooth

noun
eye·​tooth | \ ˈī-ˈtüth How to pronounce eyetooth (audio) \
plural eyeteeth\ -​ˈtēth How to pronounce eyeteeth (audio) \

Medical Definition of eyetooth

: a canine tooth of the upper jaw

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