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ivories (1) American English

Meaning: teeth

For example:

  • Those Hollywood movie stars have beautiful ivories. They must spend a fortune on dentists.

  • I've been brushing my teeth twice a day for forty years, but my ivories don't look anything like Brad's. What have I been doing wrong?

Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

People will get a good look at your ivories if you
  1. do sit-ups
  2. bend over
  3. give them a big smile

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