toilet paper


Definition of toilet paper 

: a thin sanitary absorbent paper usually in a roll for use in drying or cleaning oneself after defecation and urination

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There was a run on toilet paper, lines for the latrines. Verge Staff, The Verge, "Seven scary stories to tell by the light of your screen," 31 Oct. 2018 Cook With Meat created this minute-long video demonstrating how to make a cold smoker from little more than a cardboard box, a toilet paper roll, and simple tools. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a $1 Meat Smoker From a Cardboard Box," 10 Aug. 2016 On a recent trip to Athens we were somewhat taken back to learn that the little plastic bucket next to toilet was for the disposal of toilet paper — because of the age of the city’s plumbing systems, there was no flushing down the toilet permitted. Michael Milne,, "Field-Tested Travel Tips: Where To 'Go' On Vacation," 27 Apr. 2018 One company, Fargo Trucking, charged $2 per week for the office toilet paper and other supplies. The Courier-Journal, "OH SNAP!," 16 June 2017 The program's curriculum was developed by NASA, teaching students how to use $25 worth of household items, such as aluminum foil or toilet paper, to build a Mars rover. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "Students to showcase model Mars rovers as part of NASA-developed curriculum," 24 Jan. 2018 And then there was that time your boss had toilet paper stuck to her shoe. Tiffany Watt Smith, SELF, "Why I Stopped Feeling Bad About Feeling Schadenfreude," 29 Nov. 2018 Experienced travelers also know to carry a small packet of tissues, as toilet paper is rarely available at rural locales. Michael Milne,, "Field-Tested Travel Tips: Where To 'Go' On Vacation," 27 Apr. 2018 Loading up on a commodity such as toilet paper—non-perishable and relatively compact—is easy. The Economist, "The tissue issueThe price of toilet paper triggers a panic in Taiwan," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of toilet paper

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toilet paper was in 1877

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English Language Learners Definition of toilet paper

: thin, soft paper used to clean yourself after you have used the toilet

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Kids Definition of toilet paper

: a thin soft sanitary absorbent paper usually in a roll for bathroom use

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