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eau de toilette

noun, eau de toi·lette \ˌō-də-twä-ˈlet\

Definition of eau de toilette

plural eaux de toilette play \ˌō(z)-\ or eaux de toilettes play \ˌō(z)-də-twä-ˈlet(s)\ or eau de toilettes play \ˌō-də-twä-ˈlet(s)\

  1. :  a perfumed liquid containing a lower percentage of fragrant oils than is contained in ordinary perfume or eau de parfum —called also toilet water

Origin of eau de toilette

French, literally, water for washing and dressing

First Known Use: 1907

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to manage or play awkwardly

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