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

Examples of toiletry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The toiletry travel kit comes in six handsome colors, including green, brown, black, and gray. Sanah Faroke, Travel + Leisure, 29 Jan. 2022 However, bringing the entire skincare routine along in my toiletry bag is a nuisance, especially as most of the products don't fall into the 3.4-ounce and under TSA rule. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 27 Mar. 2022 The interior of the larger bag is roomy enough to fit clothes for several days, like two sweaters, two pairs of jeans, two T-shirts, pajamas, and undergarments, with space for a toiletry bag, belt, and hat. Ariel Scotti,, 9 Mar. 2022 For some, a toiletry bag can be considered a window into one's soul. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 14 Feb. 2022 Most toiletry items, such as contact solution, mouthwash, and soap, have expiration dates. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Feb. 2022 Then, there are the smaller travel accessories, like a jewelry case, toiletry bags, and packing cubes to streamline what’s inside. Laura Lajiness Kaupke, Vogue, 12 Feb. 2022 The stylish toiletry bag is made with a flexible canvas exterior that easily conforms to any free space in your luggage. Sanah Faroke, Travel + Leisure, 29 Jan. 2022 In 1971, he was recruited to become president and CEO of Yardley of London, the cosmetics, fragrances and toiletry products company that was owned by the British American Tobacco Co. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 25 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of toiletry

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toiletry was in 1917

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Last Updated

5 May 2022

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“Toiletry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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