ivories (1)

American English
This page is about the slang term ivories (1).

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 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

a. do sit-ups

b. bend over

c. give them a big smile

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Contributor: Matt Errey