Definition of teething
1 : the first growth of teeth
2 : the phenomena accompanying growth of teeth through the gums
Recent Examples of teething from the Web
India’s chief economic adviser, Arvind Subramanian, was confident that the teething problems would be worked out soon.
Over time, the tournament has been a chance for host countries to work through teething problems ahead of the World Cup.
Investors and analysts have been debating how the country’s biggest tax overhaul since independence in 1947 will impact the country’s markets, with some predicting that the GST will face teething problems.
For example, chamomilla can treat severe colic or painful teething in an infant.
The trip was the first combat mission for the Soviet-era ship, and it apparently was used to work out some teething problems for Russian naval aviation, which has never been a primary focus of the country’s military.
The rigors of actual in-flight use is widely known to lead to many of the teething problems experienced in new airplanes.
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Origin and Etymology of teething
First Known Use: 1732See Words from the same year
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