baby powder


Definition of baby powder

: a fine powder composed mainly of talc or cornstarch that is sprinkled or rubbed on the skin especially to absorb moisture and relieve chafing

Examples of baby powder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First Jimmy planted a packet of baby powder in Howard's country club locker to discredit him to golf buddy and fellow lawyer Cliff Main (Ed Begley Jr.). Dan Snierson,, 19 Apr. 2022 Many other similar products, such as baby oil, baby powder and disposable medical supplies, are already exempt from the tax. Bryn Stole, Baltimore Sun, 28 Mar. 2022 The latest Texas two-stepper is Johnson & Johnson, which has used the maneuver to partially protect itself from claims related to talc baby powder. Nr Editors, National Review, 3 Mar. 2022 Those products would join others already exempt from the state tax, such as baby oil, baby powder and disposable medical supplies. Bryn Stole,, 18 Feb. 2022 Lucky for me, however, there’s a new crop of leather pants that require no lotion or baby powder. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 7 Feb. 2022 The company’s stock has been hammered as its North American talc operations have been part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process amid numerous asbestos injury lawsuits related to allegedly tainted Johnson & Johnson baby powder. Aaron Kirchfeld,, 25 Jan. 2022 Thousands of women have sued Johnson & Johnson claiming the talcum used in the baby powder gave them ovarian cancer. CBS News, 13 Dec. 2021 That’s understandable, after several recent high-profile incidents in which beauty products were linked to health issues—perhaps most notably Johnson & Johnson baby powder’s connection to the cancer mesothelioma. Jamie Ducharme, Time, 2 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of baby powder

1853, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

11 May 2022

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“Baby powder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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