Wisdom-tooth Definition

wĭzdəm
noun
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
Webster's New World
adjective
Attributive form of wisdom tooth, noun.
Wisdom-tooth pain.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Wisdom-tooth

Noun

Singular:
wisdom-tooth
Plural:
wisdom-teeth

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Wisdom-tooth

  • cut one's wisdom teeth

Origin of Wisdom-tooth

  • Translation of New Latin dēns sapientiae dēns tooth sapientiae genitive of sapientia wisdom

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A calque of Latin dÄ“ns sapientiae.

    From Wiktionary

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