toi·​let·​ry | \ ˈtȯi-lə-trē How to pronounce toiletry (audio) \
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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Bathrooms have rainfall showers, toiletries are by Bramley, and the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar is a gorgeous speakeasy-style place downstairs. Julia Buckley, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Boutique Hotels in London," 27 Feb. 2018 For instance, bulk food and toiletries are much harder to find elsewhere than televisions or microwaves. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "Here Are All the Stores That Will Price Match Costco," 27 Oct. 2015 Railroad-striped denim robes hang from the hooks in the bathroom (a nod to Bunkhouse) and a wealth of Ursa toiletries line the bathroom shelves. Christina Pérez, Vogue, "A New Hotel Comes to the Berkshires, Challenging the Catskills for Coolest Mountain Escape," 9 Aug. 2018 In all, more than 100 people associated with Laurel made 16 tie blankets and more than 145 toiletry-stuffed socks, which will be donated to the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "Cleveland Heights' Cain Park celebrates 80 years with 'Memphis'; 'The Soul of Cleveland' in Shaker Heights; more: Press Run," 19 Jan. 2018 There was no time to pack clothes or toiletries, and the children hadn’t been back to the home since, the prosecutor said. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Spring mother of 4 charged with murder in husband's death," 26 Mar. 2018 Rather than give money to these folks, my daughter-in-law and granddaughter have made up clear zipper-top bags with small toiletry items to hand out. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Jam, jelly … what's the difference?," 11 July 2018 Some of the items collected include healthy snacks, juice boxes, bottled water along with paper towels and toiletry items. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "School Bus, Van Drivers Hosting Stuff A Bus Event Saturday," 26 Apr. 2018 Rooms are stunning and have every amenity luxury travelers expect, like Wifi, filtered water bottles, french press coffee, bathrobes, toiletries, and a minibar. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Safari in Kenya: A Beginner's Guide," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of toiletry

1917, in the meaning defined above

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