from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fairy imagined to leave money under a young child's pillow in place of a tooth that has just fallen out.

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  • noun A figure of modern myth said to give children a small amount of money (or sometimes a present) in exchange for a tooth when it falls out of a child's mouth.

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  • noun a fairy that is said to leave money at night under a child's pillow to compensate for a baby tooth falling out


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