toi·​lette twä-ˈlet How to pronounce toilette (audio)
: formal or fashionable attire or style of dress
: a particular costume or outfit

Examples of toilette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eau de parfums are a great entryway into the world of long-lasting fragrances, as EDPs have a higher oil concentration than mists and toilettes, which allows for a stronger projection and long wear. ELLE, 1 Aug. 2023 In present day, the brand has expanded to 49 candles, along with almost 40 eau de parfums and toilettes, tabletop, objets d’art, and limited edition drops. Margaux Anbouba,, 25 May 2023 Où sont les toilettes? Doug Mayer, Outside Online, 15 Feb. 2023 Bettina took charge of the boy’s toilette. Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 In a vivid opening scene, Prioleau details the adult Miriam’s arduous toilette, and her reliance on pearl powder to whiten her skin. New York Times, 29 Mar. 2022 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

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Word History


French, from Middle French

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of toilette was in 1681

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Cite this Entry

“Toilette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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