Appetite or taste for something specified: now only in sweet tooth.
- To be actively involved in; get a firm grasp of.
- To express a readiness to fight; threaten defiantly.
- Lacking nothing; completely:
armed to the teeth; dressed to the teeth.
- elderly; old
- with all one's strength or resources
Other Word Forms of Tooth
Origin of Tooth
From Middle English tooth, from Old English tōþ (“tooth"), from Proto-Germanic *tanþs (“tooth"), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dónts (“tooth"). Cognate with Scots tuth, tuith (“tooth"), North Frisian toth, tos (“tooth"), Dutch tand (“tooth"), German Zahn (“tooth"), Danish and Swedish tand (“tooth"), Icelandic tönn (“tooth"), Welsh dant (“tooth"), Latin dÄ“ns (“tooth"), Lithuanian dantìs (“tooth"), Ancient Greek ὀδούς (odous, odṓn, “tooth"), Armenian Õ¡Õ¿Õ¡Õ´ (atam), Persian دندان (dandân), Sanskrit दत् (dát, “tooth"). Related to tusk.
Middle English from Old English tōth dent- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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