buck teeth


noun, plural buckteeth [buhk-teeth] .
a projecting tooth, especially an upper front tooth.

1745–55; buck1 + tooth

bucktoothed, adjective
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bucktooth (ˈbʌkˌtuːθ)
n , pl -teeth
derogatory a projecting upper front tooth
[C18: from buck1 (deer) + tooth]

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Word Origin & History

1540s, from buck (n.1), perhaps on the notion of "kicking up." In French, buck teeth are called dents à l'anglaise, lit. "English teeth."
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bucktooth buck·tooth (bŭk'tōōth')
A prominent, projecting upper front tooth.

buck'toothed' (-tōōtht') adj.
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