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Definitions for toothpick
ˈtuθˌpɪktooth·pick

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. toothpicknoun

    pick consisting of a small strip of wood or plastic; used to pick food from between the teeth

Wiktionary

  1. toothpicknoun

    A small, usually wooden stick, often pointed at both ends, for removing food residue from the area between the teeth.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Toothpick, Toothpickernoun

    An instrument by which the teeth are cleansed from any thing sticking between them.

    Etymology: tooth and pick.

    I will fetch you a toothpicker from the farthest inch of Asia. William Shakespeare, Much ado about nothing.

    He and his toothpick at my worship’s mess. William Shakespeare.

    Preserve my woods, whereof, if this course hold, there will hardly be found in some places enough to make a toothpick. James Howell, England’s Tears.

    Lentisck excels; if toothpicks of the lentisck be wanting, of a quill then make a toothpick. George Sandys.

    Lentise is a beautiful ever-green, and makes the best toothpickers. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

Wikipedia

  1. Toothpick

    A toothpick is a small thin stick of wood, plastic, bamboo, metal, bone or other substance with at least one and sometimes two pointed ends to insert between teeth to remove detritus, usually after a meal. Toothpicks are also used for festive occasions to hold or spear small appetizers (like cheese cubes or olives) or as a cocktail stick, and can be decorated with plastic frills or small paper umbrellas or flags.

ChatGPT

  1. toothpick

    A toothpick is a small, thin stick made from wood, bamboo, plastic or metal with sharp ends. It is primarily used for removing bits of food that get stuck between the teeth, promoting oral hygiene. Toothpicks are also commonly used in cooking to check the readiness of baked goods and hold small appetizers together.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toothpicknoun

    a pointed instument for clearing the teeth of substances lodged between them

Wikidata

  1. Toothpick

    A toothpick is a small stick of wood, plastic, bamboo, metal, bone or other substance used to remove detritus from the teeth, usually after a meal. A toothpick usually has one or two sharp ends to insert between teeth. They can also be used for picking up small appetizers or as a cocktail stick. American wooden toothpicks are cut from birch wood. Logs are first spiral cut into thin sheets, which are then cut, chopped, milled and bleached into the individual toothpicks. Maine used to be the leading producer of toothpicks for the United States. The last toothpick plant in Maine closed in 2003.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of toothpick in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of toothpick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of toothpick in a Sentence

  1. Cindy De La Hoz:

    She was a fatherless child, her birth father would not marry her mother … He allowed [ Sophia ] to use his last name, but everyone in town knew she was illegitimate. She was made fun of for that. And growing up, she saw war all around her house. She had very, very little food. When air raids would strike the town, she and her family would run for over and had to go in hiding … There was disease, rodents … Because they had such scarcity of food, she was very, very thin. That’s how she gained her nickname in school, Toothpick.

  2. Erica Renteria:

    You have to use a toothpick brush to brush your teeth and be careful. You need to rinse also because your mouth can get dry. The only thing is you can’t really make out.

  3. So I Married an Axe Murderer:

    Stuart Would ya look at the size of that kid's head It's the size of a planetoid and it has it's own weather system Looks like an orange on a toothpick I'm not kidding, that boy's head is like Sputnik spherical but quite pointy at parts He'll be crying himself to sleep tonight, on his huge pillow.

  4. His New Hampshire-based owners:

    A dog the size of the Hulk could kill someone if it was in the wrong situation at the wrong time, the power of this dog is unrivaled. If he bit down on someone's arm with full power it would snap like a toothpick.

  5. Lisa Grennan:

    A dog the size of the Hulk could kill someone if it was in the wrong situation at the wrong time, the power of this dog is unrivalled. If he bit down on someone's arm with full power it would snap like a toothpick.

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