toothache

noun
tooth·​ache | \ ˈtüth-ˌāk How to pronounce toothache (audio) \

Definition of toothache

: pain in or about a tooth

Examples of toothache in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2012, one of the twins, Roderick Burton, went out to buy some Advil for a toothache. CBS News, 29 Aug. 2021 It was filled with bits of ephemera — factoids and poems and old-time remedies for toothache, for example — rendered in a neo-nostalgic style all their own. New York Times, 1 Aug. 2021 An ever-present toothache serves as a fitting metaphor for his troubled conscience. John Mcmurtrie, New York Times, 16 Aug. 2021 Aspirin is indicated to temporarily relieve headache, toothache, pain and fever of colds, muscle pain, menstrual pain, and minor pain of arthritis. Noel Cody, Essence, 25 June 2021 Skipping those regular dental visits during the pandemic may lead to far more trouble than a toothache. Laura Landro, WSJ, 11 Apr. 2021 Think of those vintage ads for cocaine toothache drops. Zachary Siegel, The New Republic, 15 Mar. 2021 Headaches and toothache came at the start, while problems with your feet were at the end. Randy Dotinga, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Feb. 2021 There’s Tchaikovsky’s joyful score, the adorableness of wee little Clara, the toothache-inducing sets—but beyond the stage, there’s the audience. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 14 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of toothache

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Toothache.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toothache. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for toothache

toothache

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toothache

: pain in or near a tooth

toothache

noun
tooth·​ache | \ ˈtüth-ˌāk How to pronounce toothache (audio) \

Kids Definition of toothache

: pain in or near a tooth

toothache

noun
tooth·​ache | \ ˈtüth-ˌāk How to pronounce toothache (audio) \

Medical Definition of toothache

: pain in or about a tooth

called also odontalgia

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