toothless etymology

English word toothless comes from English -less (Lacking (something); without (something).), English tooth

Detailed word origin of toothless

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-less English (eng) Lacking (something); without (something).
tooth English (eng) To indent; to jag.. To lock into each other, like gear wheels.. To provide or furnish with teeth. (algebraic geometry) An irreducible component of a comb that intersects the handle in exactly one point, that point being distinct from the unique point of intersection for any other tooth of the comb.. (animation) The rough surface of some kinds of cel or other films that allows better adhesion [...]
toothless English (eng) (figuratively) Weak, having no capability of enforcing something.. Having no teeth.

Words with the same origin as toothless

Descendants of -less
breathless clueless countless defenseless fearless flawless hopeless meaningless merciless needless penniless pointless priceless regardless relentless ruthless selfless senseless sleepless thoughtless timeless topless useless wireless