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 Shoppers can save up to $125 on Away's curated sets, which include its famous hard-sided spinners, toiletry bags, backpacks, packing cubes and other assorted travel accessories. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "You can save up to $125 on Away's popular luggage bundles," 6 Dec. 2020 Bread of Life Food Pantry provides food and toiletry items, as well as clothing items when available, to people in need within the community., "Here are some places in Laurel to help you share your blessings," 25 Nov. 2020 In addition to The Zip Backpack in five colors, small and large toiletry bags and a passport holder, the Holiday Collection features the brand’s polycarbonate luggage in new high shiny and matte finishes. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "New & Notable: Best new products from Away, Beats, June and more," 23 Nov. 2020 In total, Baum has made 1,000 bars of soap, and has also donated them to a church and a toiletry fair. Sergio Carmona,, "Boca woman delivers handmade soap to family food pantry," 6 Nov. 2020 Her husband, Dean (Marlon Wayans) has been staying out later and later promoting his new startup, and recently came home from a business trip with his attractive colleague’s toiletry bag in his suitcase. Anne Cohen,, "Where To Stream Every Sofia Coppola Movie After On The Rocks, Because We All Need A Stylish Escape," 23 Oct. 2020 The toiletry bag, which originally raised more than $1 million through crowdfunding, is back with its organized interior and handy TSA-compatible liquids bag, and it’s paired in this bundle with the Layover Blanket. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Save on Gravel’s functional travel essentials with an exclusive 20% off discount," 21 Oct. 2020 Include toiletry items, backup eyeglasses, bug spray, matches, a pocketknife or multipurpose tool, and a first-aid kit including any prescription drugs. USA Today, "Go-bag guide: Preparing for a natural disaster during the COVID-19 pandemic," 14 Sep. 2020 An enormous amount of food and toiletry items come in plastic packaging. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, "Scrub Hub: Where in Indianapolis can you shop in bulk to cut down on package waste?," 26 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of toiletry

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Toiletry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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