toilet paper

noun

Definition of toilet paper

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

Examples of toilet paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Getting a utilitarian item like a vacuum or carpet cleaner can seem as unexciting as a roll of toilet paper in your stocking. Wired, 27 Nov. 2021 The company doesn’t always try to beat rivals, particularly on items such as large packages of toilet paper that can be more costly to ship. Jay Greene, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Nov. 2021 The company doesn’t always try to beat rivals, particularly on items such as large packages of toilet paper that can be more costly to ship. Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2021 In this version, marching masses in masks and raining rolls of toilet paper projected the modern-day point of the song, which benefited from the crunchy licks the willowy Rutherford spun from his guitar. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 20 Nov. 2021 Surveillance video from security cameras on the night of fire show Sechriest -- carrying a green container and a roll of toilet paper -- walking toward the synagogue's administration office entrance. Raja Razek And Amir Vera, CNN, 16 Nov. 2021 Two more cars from Colorado appeared at her store and word spread fast: Outsiders were pulling off Interstate 70 and snatching up Gove County’s dwindling supply of toilet paper. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, 23 Oct. 2021 This could range from the price of toilet paper to even maybe healthcare. Michael Gale, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 Think back to the earliest days of the pandemic, when there was hardly a roll of toilet paper to be found. Karen Kaplan Science And Medicine Editor, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2021

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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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Last Updated

30 Nov 2021

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“Toilet paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toilet%20paper. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for toilet paper

toilet paper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toilet paper

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

toilet paper

noun

Kids Definition of toilet paper

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

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