wisdom tooth

`wisdom ,tooth noun count
one of the four large teeth that grow at the back of your mouth when you are an adult

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Wisdom tooth — Wisdom Wis dom ( d[u^]m), n. [AS. w[imac]sd[=o]m. See {Wise}, a., and { dom}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being wise; knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it; knowledge of the best ends and the best means; discernment and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wisdom tooth — n. [calque of ModL dentes sapientiae, based on Gr sōphronistēres < sōphronein, to be of sound mind: from their late appearance] the back tooth on each side of each jaw in human beings; any of the four third molars appearing usually between the …   English World dictionary

  • wisdom tooth — n one of the four large teeth at the back of your mouth that do not grow until you are an adult …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wisdom tooth — ► NOUN ▪ each of the four hindmost molars in humans, which usually appear at about the age of twenty …   English terms dictionary

  • Wisdom tooth — A wisdom tooth, in humans, is any of the usually four third molars. Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25.[1] Most adults have four wisdom teeth, but it is possible to have more, in which case they are called supernumerary… …   Wikipedia

  • wisdom tooth — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms wisdom tooth : singular wisdom tooth plural wisdom teeth one of the four large teeth that grow at the back of your mouth when you are an adult …   English dictionary

  • wisdom tooth — wisdom teeth N COUNT Your wisdom teeth are the four large teeth at the back of your mouth which usually grow much later than your other teeth …   English dictionary

  • wisdom tooth — wis′dom tooth n. den the third molar on each side of the upper and lower jaws: the last tooth to erupt • cut one s wisdom teeth Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • wisdom tooth — 1. the third molar on each side of the upper and lower jaws: the last tooth to erupt. 2. cut one s wisdom teeth, to attain maturity or discretion. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • wisdom tooth — wis·dom tooth wiz dəm n the third molar that is the last tooth to erupt on each side of the upper and lower human jaw * * * the third molar tooth on each side of either jaw, which erupts normally around the age of 20. * * * third molar t …   Medical dictionary

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