toi·let·ry | \ˈtȯi-lə-trē \
plural toiletries

Definition of toiletry 

: an article or preparation (such as toothpaste, shaving cream, or cologne) used in cleaning or grooming oneself usually used in plural

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The properties all offer check-in with a company employee, 24-hour support services, professional cleaning and hotel-style toiletries. New York Times, "Blurring Lines, Hotels Get Into the Home-Sharing Business," 2 July 2018 Be sure to leave behind any unused toiletries: Kimpton hotels contribute to Clean the World, an organization that distributes personal care items to impoverished communities. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "10 Stunning Eco-Friendly Hotels," 22 Jan. 2018 The magic of OneFineStay is its ability to subtly blend the creature comforts and standards of luxury hotels (fresh linens and towels, Le Labo toiletries, a lamp on every bedside table) with the quirks and personal feel of staying in someone's home. Genevieve Mimeault, ELLE Decor, "The Ultimate Travel Guide For A Coastal California Road Trip," 24 Oct. 2016 Every cabin gets white-glove 24-hour butler service, Pratesi linens, nine-option pillow menus, and Bulgari toiletries. Veronica Stoddart, Condé Nast Traveler, "New Expedition Ships: Small but Mighty Appealing," 14 June 2018 The spacious front-zip pocket, plus three more on the outside, keep everything from toiletries to dirty laundry tidy. The Editors, Outside Online, "Killer Deals on Camping Gear at," 12 June 2018 Thomas invited me for the tour and told me how he and others from the church volunteer by collecting donations of toiletries and furniture, shopping for groceries and performing other community service. Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, "Former Blue Island boarding school now a live-in recovery center for addicts with clinic, library and classrooms," 23 June 2018 Compression straps and mesh pockets keep toiletries and other small items secure, and a waterproof divider pocket is useful for damp bathing suits and yesterday’s skivvies. Outside Online, "The Best Luggage of 2018," 15 May 2018 Fall and spring drives for clothing, outerwear, shoes, toiletries and nonperishable food pantry items were so successful that the group was able to share support not only with Loch Raven High School, but with 20 schools around Baltimore County. Courtney Mcgee,, "New name, new funding for group helping needy students," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of toiletry

1917, in the meaning defined above

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