from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fairy supposed to leave money under a child's pillow in place of a baby tooth that has just fallen out.
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- n. 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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- n. 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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When he fin-ished, he felt like he had just raped the tooth fairy in front of a class of kindergartners.