dental floss

noun

: a thread used to clean between the teeth

Examples of dental floss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Challenge them to create their very own boobie trap out of dental floss, à la Spy Kids. Chaunie Brusie, Rn, Parents, 6 Feb. 2024 But then came pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice Greek yogurt, pumpkin spice cereal, pumpkin spice (and sage) ravioli and even pumpkin spice dental floss. Daniel Neman, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 In addition to the items mentioned in the story, products such as dish soap, trash bags, storage bags, cleaners, dental floss, diapers, pull-ups, wipes, shaving cream and tissues also are needed. David Frese, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 While toothbrushes and dental floss aren’t HSA-eligible, water flossers such as Waterpik may be eligible with a medical diagnosis. Martha C. White, wsj.com, 7 Dec. 2023 My husband might be the only magician who has ever stepped onto the stage of a 1,000-seat theater and received a standing ovation for a trick done with dental floss. Vanessa Armstrong, Travel + Leisure, 27 Sep. 2023 And so all the dental floss bikinis gave rise to midriff-exposing two pieces, which have now given rise to an accretion of nude-illusion dresses. Daniel Rodgers, Glamour, 5 Oct. 2023 Another bizarre, physically-taxing escape was staged by Robert Dale Shepard, 34, who in 1994 braided 48 strands of mint dental floss into a cord, using it to ascend the 18-foot cinder block walls that surrounded the South Central Regional Jail in South Charleston, W.Va. Leo Sands, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2023 Quip This price is for the all-plastic dental floss case. Medea Giordano, WIRED, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dental floss was in 1910

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“Dental floss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dental%20floss. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

dental floss

noun
: a thread used to clean between the teeth

Medical Definition

dental floss

noun
: a thread used to clean between the teeth

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