Definition of Tooth fairy

1. Noun. A fairy that is said to leave money at night under a child's pillow to compensate for a baby tooth falling out.

Generic synonyms: Faerie, Faery, Fairy, Fay, Sprite

Definition of Tooth fairy

1. 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. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tooth Fairy

tooth bud
tooth calcification
tooth cement
tooth cervix
tooth components
tooth crown
tooth decay
tooth demineralization
tooth discoloration
tooth doctor
tooth enamel
tooth erosion
tooth exfoliation
tooth extraction
tooth fairies
tooth fairy (current term)
tooth form
tooth fractures
tooth fungus
tooth germ
tooth injuries
tooth ligation
tooth loss
tooth mobility
tooth movement
tooth plane
tooth polyp
tooth powder
tooth preparation
tooth pulp

Literary usage of Tooth fairy

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1. Privacy in a Fishbowl by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1995)
"Perhaps since there are little elementals there might also be a ‘tooth-fairy' but I believe the New Age concepts are lulling you dear hearts to sleep--I ..."

2. Daily Summer Activities, Moving from First to Second Grade by Jo Ellen Moore (2000)
"I hope the tooth fairy will come." Rosa's teacher put the tooth in a small box. Rosa put the box in her pocket. After school, Rosa ran to meet her sister. ..."

3. America, a Minority Viewpoint by Walter Edward Williams (1982)
"But belief in the equity of this policy is about as naive as belief in the tooth fairy. A look at the effects of exorbitant taxes on businesses shows it to ..."

4. Do the Right Thing: The People's Economist Speaksby Walter Edward Williams by Walter Edward Williams (1995)
"Furthermore, there's no tooth fairy or Santa Claus who gives them the resources. The recognition that government does not have any resources of its own ..."

5. Freud and the Scientific Method by Paul Rosenfels (1980)
"There is nothing wrong with children believing in Santa Glaus, or the tooth fairy, or in any other heart warming myth for that matter, provided the belief ..."

6. Heave 'Em Out: Phase Three by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1994)
"Even the tooth-fairy, at best, through very human hands, leaves a dime, a quarter or whatever. How many elves and fairy feather dusters have come in their ..."

7. Mediation: A User's Guideby Michael Williams by Michael Williams (1997)
"... also believe in the tooth fairy?), the blameless one, not the mediator, made the mistake of marrying the monster. If thinking along these lines leads me ..."

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