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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The stores stock extra cases of water, batteries, and toilet paper in anticipation of crowds, and the stereotype is that people stock up on bread, milk, and eggs. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "Why some people buy Pop-Tarts and liquor before a hurricane — and some people don’t prepare at all.," 12 Sep. 2018 The toilet paper-dispensing, adult beverage-fueled, eternally teenage Uptown Mardi Gras procession has been around for a half-century ... more or less. Doug Maccash,, "The Tucks parade: Providing playful potty humor for 50 years," 23 Jan. 2018 One girl taped toilet paper to her underwear to stop the bleeding. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Anti-Period Poverty Organization Launches Legal Campaign to Get Free Menstrual Products in Schools," 10 Jan. 2019 Some of them glow, while others are paved with asphalt made with recycled toilet paper. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "The Netherlands is testing a bike lane made from recycled plastic," 24 Sep. 2018 Trick-or-treating largely began as a phenomenon after World War II to, in Best’s telling, counter the shenanigans that older adolescents were involved in around Halloween, such as covering houses in toilet paper and tipping over outhouses. German Lopez, Vox, "The myth of poisoned Halloween candy," 31 Oct. 2018 Among its holdings are Stainmaster Carpet, Lycra, Quilted Norther toilet paper and Dixie Cups. Chris Morris, Fortune, "David Koch Is Retiring From Koch Industries, Political Network," 5 June 2018 Before central heating and air conditioning, toilet paper and widespread indoor plumbing, hot and cold running water. Linda Rodriguez Mcrobbie,, "Don’t get too comfortable: America’s relentless pursuit of convenience and relaxation," 19 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of toilet paper

1877, in the meaning defined above

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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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