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toothpick

[tooth-pik] /ˈtuθˌpɪk/
noun
1.
a small pointed piece of wood, plastic, etc., for removing substances, especially food particles, from between the teeth.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; tooth + pick2
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British Dictionary definitions for tooth pick

toothpick

/ˈtuːθˌpɪk/
noun
1.
a small sharp sliver of wood, plastic, etc, used for extracting pieces of food from between the teeth
2.
a slang word for bowie knife
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Slang definitions & phrases for tooth pick

toothpick

noun

A knife, esp a switchblade: Any of her roomers handy with a toothpick? (1844+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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