teether

noun

teeth·​er ˈtē-t͟hər How to pronounce teether (audio)
: 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 Firm sections at the tail and top offer a chewing spot for teethers—a helpful element in this younger age group, Fisher says. Taryn Mohrman, wsj.com, 8 Dec. 2023 Two very important things to consider when picking the perfect toy/teether for your child. Meredith Woerner, Variety, 11 July 2023 Lovevery consults cognitive developmental psychologists to craft boxes that meet fledglings at their level—say, threadable beads for a toddler or a Technicolor silicone teether for a 3-month-old (kits for ages 0 to 36 months, from $36 a month, lovevery.com). Kathryn O’Shea-Evans, WSJ, 2 July 2021 It's also made of platinum silicone, which means it can be used as a teether or as a bath toy. Marisa Lascala and Lori Bergamotto, Good Housekeeping, 12 Jan. 2023 For those younger toddlers who still might appreciate a teether, this pink elephant us right on theme. Good Housekeeping, 13 Dec. 2022 Made with soft silicone and a natural beechwood, this pretty teether can help soothe achy gums and is perfect for little hands. Jamie Ballard, Woman's Day, 1 Dec. 2022 The nontoxic silicone makes this fidget toy do double duty as a teether, too. Kylee McGuigan, Popular Mechanics, 21 Sep. 2022 For babies who need extra oral stimulation, this teether provides soothing vibrations when those little mouths bite down on the corn cob. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 20 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teether was in 1946

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“Teether.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teether. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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