snaggletooth

noun

snag·​gle·​tooth ˈsna-gəl-ˌtüth How to pronounce snaggletooth (audio)
: an irregular, broken, or projecting tooth
snaggletoothed adjective

Examples of snaggletooth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And one top incisor, covered in a silver cap, hangs over her bottom lip, giving her a snaggletooth. Eric Adler, Kansas City Star, 4 Feb. 2024 And then there’s her snaggletooth, a humanizing touch that's delightfully out of sync with typical Hollywood perfection. USA TODAY, 16 May 2023 These include teeth from snaggletooth, lemon, mako, silky, sand tiger and great white sharks. Jennifer Hassan, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Jan. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

English dialect snaggle irregularly shaped tooth + English tooth

First Known Use

circa 1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snaggletooth was circa 1825

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Cite this Entry

“Snaggletooth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snaggletooth. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

snaggletooth

noun
snag·​gle·​tooth ˈsnag-əl-ˌtüth How to pronounce snaggletooth (audio)
: a tooth that sticks out, is uneven, or is broken
snaggletoothed adjective
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