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Origin: Imitative of the act of sucking one's teeth as a gesture of annoyance or disapproval. Native to the English-speaking West Indies, e.g. Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago etc. In Jamaica, the term "kissing teeth" is used instead.
- (West Indies, dialect, onomatopoeia) To suck one's teeth, indicating disappointment, derision or disgust.