tee thing


noun Dentistry.
eruption of the deciduous teeth, especially the phenomena associated with their eruption.

1725–35; teethe + -ing1

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verb (used without object), teethed, teething.
to grow teeth; cut one's teeth.

1375–1425; late Middle English tethen, derivative of teth teeth

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teethe (tiːð)
(intr) to cut one's baby (deciduous) teeth

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Word Origin & History

c.1410, probably from an unrecorded O.E. verb *teþan, from toþ (see tooth). Teething is attested from 1732.
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teething teeth·ing (tē'ðĭng)
The eruption or cutting of the teeth.

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