wisdom toothwisdom tooth
the back tooth on each side of each jaw in human beings; any of the four third molars appearing usually between the ages of 17 and 25
Origin of wisdom toothsingular from calque of Modern Latin dentes sapientiae, based on Classical Greek s?phronist?res from s?phronein, to be of sound mind: from their late appearance
wisdom tooth Idioms
cut one's wisdom teeth
to arrive at the age of discretion
One of four rearmost molars on each side of the upper and lower jaw in humans. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, typically in early adulthood.
Origin of wisdom toothTranslation of New Latin dēns sapientiae dēns tooth sapientiae genitive of sapientia wisdom
(plural wisdom teeth)
- (dentistry) One of the four (one upper and one lower on each side) rearmost molars in humans, which typically develop between ages 18-24.
A calque of Latin dÄ“ns sapientiae.
- attributive form of wisdom tooth, noun.
- wisdom-tooth pain