teeth·​er | \ ˈtē-t͟hər How to pronounce teether (audio) \

Definition of teether

: an object (such as a teething ring) designed for a baby to bite on during teething

Examples of teether in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, the AAP warns against teethers that contain BPA, or teething necklaces or bracelets that are made out of amber, wood, marble or silicone. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "When Do Babies Start Teething? The Facts Every Parent Should Know," 9 Aug. 2019 Now, the company has been able to ramp up the Pop Pacifier and offer a second product, The Chew, a teether. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "The Pop Pacifier From 'Shark Tank' Eliminates the Need for the 5-Second Rule," 8 Mar. 2019 Wooden blocks, silicone teethers and puzzle pieces lay strewn across the playroom floor. Washington Post, "There’s a new hierarchy in our family," 16 July 2019 The Skwish is a wooden rattler and teether in one, and lets babies squish and shake to their heart’s content. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Here’s How Joanna Gaines Celebrated Crew’s First Major Milestone," 15 Jan. 2019 The company also now offers teethers in addition to pacifiers. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "The Pop Pacifier From 'Shark Tank' Eliminates the Need for the 5-Second Rule," 8 Mar. 2019 The recall includes pacifier and teether holders sold at Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, and more for about $10 between August 2015 and March 2018. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Nearly 600K Dr. Brown's Pacifier Holders Recalled Due to Choking Hazard," 16 Mar. 2018 What’s next: A new product line, including a sleek wooden play kitchen, new teether designs and a modern take on the classic stick horse. Linda Jerkins, ajc, "Artisan gifts from Georgia for all ages," 7 Nov. 2017 The gym includes a piano and five hanging toys: an infant mirror, an elephant with a clacker, a frog with a rolling ball, a tiger and a hippo teether, each with different textures and colors. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, "Fisher Price Kick and Play Piano Gym," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of teether

1946, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2020

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“Teether.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teether. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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