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, "The Red Shoes," 21 Nov. 2019 Browne is hardly the first designer to rampage through a lady’s toilette — Mugler comes to mind. Cathy Horyn, The Cut, "How Technology Will Transform Tailoring," 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, "Diptyque's New Perfume Is Unlike Any Fragrance It Has EVER Made," 29 Aug. 2017 Trump nail polish sets ($25), glittery Trump pouches ($30) and Empire by Trump eau de toilette ($62) are sold in a gift shop. Stephanie Rosenbloom, New York Times, "Travel Dispatch Newsletter," 5 July 2016 In most novels domestics serve only to open and close doors, make meals or assist with the toilette of those who have attained true selfhood. Chandrahas Choudhury, WSJ, "Japan’s Greatest Novelist," 12 May 2017 L’Ombre dans l’Eau eau de toilette comes in a new limited edition 30 ml size ($65). Atlanta Life, ajc, "Eyecatchers," 1 Apr. 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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“Toilette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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