Etymology
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snaggle-toothed (adj.)

"having crooked, projecting teeth," 1580s, from snag (n.) in some sense (snag-tooth "irregular or projecting tooth" is attested from 1560s), perhaps a frequentative formation. With toothed "having teeth" (of a certain kind), for which see tooth (n.). The alternative snaggle-tooth (adj.) is from 1650s; snaggle-tooth (n.) "irregular or projecting tooth, tooth growing out irregularly from others" is from 1820.

updated on January 31, 2023

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