the tooth fairy

noun

: an imaginary creature who is supposed to leave money for children while they sleep in exchange for a tooth that has come out

Examples of the tooth fairy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The book tells the story of three creatures that help the tooth fairy, while the pillow has a cute spot for teeth, money, or prizes. Maya Polton, Parents, 24 Mar. 2024 Carmel spoke with awe and play experts to uncover the secret of how to go back to a childhood state where falling rain seemed like magic and the tooth fairy might be real. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2024 After Shelby lost a tooth, the tooth fairy slipped in one night, too. Brittany Trang, STAT, 13 Dec. 2023 Everyone is feeling the pinch of inflation, even the tooth fairy, according to a recent survey. Suzanne Baker, Chicago Tribune, 24 Mar. 2023 Maya even recalls the tooth fairy paying her an interesting visit while on the road with her parents. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 8 Oct. 2023 The ice cream man — and not only ice cream men but also ice cream women — is a beloved figure who shoulders as much lore as the tooth fairy. Camryn Brewer, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2023 The Original Tooth Fairy Poll from a dental insurance company shows the average national cash gift from the tooth fairy has hit a record $6.23 per tooth. Suzanne Baker, Chicago Tribune, 24 Mar. 2023 Delta Dental of Illinois has been analyzing the tooth fairy’s giving trends in the United States for 25 years. Suzanne Baker, Chicago Tribune, 24 Mar. 2023

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“The tooth fairy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20tooth%20fairy. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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