from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tangled, knotted, or intertwined mass.
- v. To become tangled, knotted or intertwined.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To nibble.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
O'BRIEN: The man who was once known as the snaggle-toothed killer is getting an extreme makeover.
We were feeling kind of snaggle-toothed for a while there.
Derek clocked him right in his snaggle-toothed mouth.
She (along with my father) can be credited with my not, at this very moment, lying naked (apart from a pair of sunglasses) in a gutter somewhere, a variety of illegal substances coursing through my system, nursing a broken nose with one last remaining snaggle-tooth hanging on for dear life.
With chef Clark operating the camera and Smith serving as a one-woman troupe, the two just wanted to amuse themselves over some of the frustrations, minor and otherwise, they encounter: a snaggle-toothed customer who mistakes a molar chip for a piece of glass, a neighbor who can't grasp the no-fried-chicken-on-Sunday menu, the husband who races to the counter, leaving the door ajar and his poor wife behind in the parking lot.
I say this not to be cruel - I had a horrible snaggle tooth as a child, which luckily was knocked out by a horse, along with several other teeth, so I'm sympathetic to the whole problem of how dental implants cost as much as having a car parked in your mouth.
Steve Buscemi inReservoir Dogs, down to the last snaggle tooth.
Where Homer wrote of a wine-dark sea, Time invented similar compound adjectives to describe people in the news - for instance, flabby-chinned and snaggle-toothed.
Hitchens swore off smoking a couple of years back in an orgy of self-improvement concocted by Vanity Fair, whose editors talked him into writing about getting a Brazilian bikini wax and prettifying his "British teeth," which he remembers as "crooked and jagged snaggle-fangs."
MACMILLAN: A snaggle-toothed old Etonian cuckold burdened (like Dave) by a guilt-complex about his wealth, leading him to let spending inflation rip as PM and laying the grounds for the economic disasters of the 1960s.
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