이쑤시개

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /i.s’u.ʃi.ɡɛ/

Etymology[edit]

Of native Korean origin. Compound of (i, “tooth”) + 쑤시개 (ssusigae, “pick”). Attested as 니쓔시개 in 漢淸文鑑 (朝鮮 英祖).

Noun[edit]

이쑤시개 (issusigae)

  1. toothpick (stick for removing food residue from the area between the teeth)