from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An aching pain in or near a tooth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pain or ache in a tooth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Pain in a tooth or in the teeth; odontalgia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pain in the teeth; odontalgia. Toothache was once supposed to be caused by a worm in the tooth. Compare worm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ache localized in or around a tooth
He was so fearful of losing his new-found facility that he practiced for the rest of that day, and lay down at night with what he called the toothache in every muscle.
Dexter had just left off at the end of a line, and finished the first letters of the word toothache, leaving "toot" as his division, and taking a fresh dip of ink ready for writing "hache."
I recall a toothache that once aggravated me enough to consider pliers tempting, but there's no indication that Balderston was suffering from serious pain or acute symptoms.
"In this case, the toothache is a total loss of privacy."
She also told expectant mothers that a toothache is a frequent sign of pregnancy, and that they should expect to loose one tooth for every child they bring into the world.
When we have gone to sleep with a maddening toothache and are conscious of it only as a little girl whom we attempt, time after time, to pull out of the water, or as a line of Molière which we repeat incessantly to ourselves, it is a great relief to wake up, so that our intelligence can disentangle the idea of toothache from any artificial semblance of heroism or rhythmic cadence.
Weariness is the best friend of labor, just as the toothache is the best friend of sound teeth.
(The toothache was the only malady to which Tom had ever been subject.) "Euclid, my lad; why, what's that?" said Mr. Tulliver.
(The toothache was the only malady to which Tom had ever been subject.) 20
To be patient under the torture of a toothache was a virtue Patsy did not possess.