plural gagteeth
: a projecting tooth

Word History


English dialect gag to project, stick out (of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse gag hals having the head thrown back, Icelandic gagur bent backward, turned askew, Norwegian gag bent back, gaga to bend back) + tooth; akin to Old English gēagl throat, jaws, Middle High German gagen to fidget and perhaps to Old English geonian, ginian to yawn

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“Gagtooth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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