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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Labas said sinks were pulled off walls, mirrors were smashed, toilet paper, and soap dispensers and changing tables were destroyed. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "Vandals tear up bathrooms at popular Carmel park," 29 May 2018 Miss: Backslide on amenities There were the astronomically long lines to portable bathrooms and many often lacked toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Samantha West, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Eaux Claires recap: The best and worst of the indie festival in its 4th year," 8 July 2018 Michael Gómez, 25, and Gloria Pozo, 26, arrived with a shopping cart full of water, coffee, milk and toilet paper. Kyra Gurney, miamiherald, "Amid worsening violence, Nicaraguans say crisis has reached 'catastrophic' proportions," 5 June 2018 The firm, with annual revenue of more than $100 billion, operates pipelines and produces fertilizer but also manufactures everything from Dixie cups to Quilted Northern toilet paper. The Washington Post,, "David Koch leaving Koch Industries, conservative political network," 5 June 2018 One prisoner was hanging bloody pieces of toilet paper on the door flap, Haney wrote. Kate Brumback, The Seattle Times, "Report blasts Georgia solitary confinement as ‘draconian’," 10 July 2018 Canadian authorities are aiming at politically sensitive states and products, including gherkin pickles, lawn mowers and toilet paper from Wisconsin. Alan Freeman, Washington Post, "Trudeau wades into U.S.-Canada ketchup war with tariffs on Heinz," 29 June 2018 This also prevents her from having to deal with toilet paper, which backcountry hikers should always pack out (bring back out of the woods with you). Gray Chapman, SELF, "7 Tips for Mastering the Art of Peeing Outside," 8 June 2018 Venezia also remembers catching Barbera in the odd act of stealing rolls of toilet paper from the bathroom, squeezing them into a large Louis Vuitton handbag. Amy S. Rosenberg,, "Relative of mother, grandmother killed in Ventnor condo: 'I warned them not to take her in'," 12 July 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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