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 It’s a teether, a puzzle, a bath toy, and simply a toy for free play. Lindsey Hunter Lopez, USA TODAY, "The 26 best toys and gifts for 1-year-olds," 7 Oct. 2020 There’s also a clasp at the bottom of each one, which can hold the silicone teether included in the set or can be used as a pacifier clip. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "Good Housekeeping's 2020 Parenting Awards," 24 Sep. 2020 The classic water teether gets a fun new spin with Itzy Ritzy’s three-pack of cool cactus shapes. Lindsey Hunter Lopez, USA TODAY, "28 great gifts for babies and newborns," 16 Sep. 2020 Instead of tempting them to catch a regular hard plastic disc in their teeth, this disc is made with soft rubber suitable for your tiny teether. Popular Science, "Frisbees and flying discs for easy, portable outdoor fun," 9 June 2020 Silkys & Such Etsy store Silkys & Such, which carries one-of-a-kind baby items like blankets, teethers, and burp cloths, has added kids’ masks to its lineup. Christina Butan, PEOPLE.com, "Need a Reusable Cloth Mask? Etsy Has Over 150,000 for Kids and Adults," 13 Apr. 2020 These four simple teethers feature cute and clever designs everyone can feel good about. Popular Science, "Teething toys that help soothe your baby’s gums," 15 Mar. 2020 This adorable elephant teether provides a textured surface for happy chewing and gumming. Popular Science, "Teething toys that help soothe your baby’s gums," 15 Mar. 2020 Older infants and toddlers can enjoy these unique popsicle-style teethers that can be customized to their taste. Popular Science, "Teething toys that help soothe your baby’s gums," 15 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of teether

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Teether.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teether. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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