toilette

noun
toi·​lette | \ twä-ˈlet How to pronounce toilette (audio) \

Definition of toilette

2a : formal or fashionable attire or style of dress
b : a particular costume or outfit

Examples of toilette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In The White Helicopter, Benedict’s toilette is no sooner finished than his personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, played by Kaspars Znotiņš, walks in. Joan Acocella, The New York Review of Books, 14 May 2020 In The White Helicopter, Benedict’s toilette is no sooner finished than his personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, played by Kaspars Znotiņš, walks in. Joan Acocella, The New York Review of Books, 14 May 2020 In The White Helicopter, Benedict’s toilette is no sooner finished than his personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, played by Kaspars Znotiņš, walks in. Joan Acocella, The New York Review of Books, 14 May 2020 But the French did their own version of a daily toilette. Rory Satran, WSJ, 28 Aug. 2021 For early modern Europe, as in India today, perfume had many functions, from medical to religious, that went well beyond its use as an expression of an individual’s taste, personality and toilette. New York Times, 10 May 2021 In The White Helicopter, Benedict’s toilette is no sooner finished than his personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, played by Kaspars Znotiņš, walks in. Joan Acocella, The New York Review of Books, 21 Nov. 2019 Browne is hardly the first designer to rampage through a lady’s toilette — Mugler comes to mind. Cathy Horyn, The Cut, 5 Mar. 2018 But their newest fragrance, Vetyverio, a pungent eau de parfum even more unapologetically earthy than the eau de toilette that came before it, doesn’t stand out for being extra eye-catching or crazy-whimsical. Jessica Chia, Allure, 29 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of toilette

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for toilette

French, from Middle French

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21 Oct 2021

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“Toilette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toilette. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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