toiletry

noun

toi·​let·​ry ˈtȯi-lə-trē How to pronounce toiletry (audio)
plural toiletries
: an article or preparation (such as toothpaste, shaving cream, or cologne) used in cleaning or grooming oneself
usually used in plural

Examples of toiletry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Paul had cheated on me three years prior, and seeing the woman’s toiletries triggered memories of that time. Anna Holmes, The New Yorker, 23 Feb. 2024 Find it on Amazon Travel Bottles That TSA Approves Instead of buying all new travel size toiletries, invest in the set of Travel Bottles instead. Jessica Copeland, Rolling Stone, 7 Feb. 2024 Behold our high-end hotel toiletry guide for the 305. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Plus, the tents’ toiletries are from local bath-and-body fave Rocky Mountain Soap Company, which has shops in Canmore and Banff and is the Canadian version of Lush, a British retailer. Kristine Hansen, Vogue, 8 Feb. 2024 Made of steel, the durable shelf has four square tiers to hold towels and toiletries. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 4 Feb. 2024 Everything counts—clothes, books, toiletries, furniture, electronics, kitchenware, and so on. Caroline Portillo, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Here, the decor is elevated with more saturated colors and eye-catching design features, like a wave-like headboard that extends to the ceiling (and there are Malin + Goetz toiletries, too). Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 25 Jan. 2024 Items needed include family-size toiletries and new or gently used towel sets, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soaps, razors, shaving cream, combs and brushes, toothpaste and toothbrushes, lotions, sunscreen and hand sanitizers. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toiletry was in 1917

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“Toiletry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toiletry. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

toiletry

noun
toi·​let·​ry ˈtȯi-lə-trē How to pronounce toiletry (audio)
plural toiletries
: something (as a soap, lotion, toothpaste, or cologne) used in grooming oneself
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