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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These include teeth from snaggletooth, lemon, mako, silky, sand tiger and great white sharks. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2023

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Word History


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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“Snaggletooth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


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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