plural gagteeth

Definition of gagtooth

: a projecting tooth

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gagtoothed \ ˈ⸗¦⸗ \ adjective

History and Etymology for gagtooth

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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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