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tooth fairy

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Definition of tooth fairy in English:

noun

A fairy said to take children’s milk teeth after they fall out and leave a coin under the child’s pillow.
Example sentences
  • In the other, a much younger girl comes down to breakfast with a coin the tooth fairy left under her pillow the night before.
  • She put it under her pillow and the tooth fairy delivered… £10.
  • Then you could put them under your pillow and the tooth fairy would give you money.

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Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
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