tooth·​brush | \ ˈtüth-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce toothbrush (audio) \

Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning the teeth

Examples of toothbrush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Always wait until the material is completely dry, then brush away loose dirt using a suede brush or toothbrush. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Dec. 2021 His fiancée testified later in the week Rosenbaum had just gotten out of a hospital in Milwaukee and was carrying papers, socks, deodorant and a toothbrush and paste in that bag. Christina Maxouris, CNN, 7 Nov. 2021 To fine-tune your cleaning, use an eraser, a nail file, or even a clean toothbrush to gently loosen any stubborn dirt. Terry Baddoo, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2022 Upon arrival, she was handed a small plastic wash bowl and a toothbrush. Tiffany Ap, Quartz, 13 Apr. 2022 If the spot has already darkened to a black stain, dip a toothbrush into a small amount of bleach and rub onto the stain. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Dec. 2021 There are markdowns on oral hygiene products as well, including 40 percent off the Philips One by Sonicare Battery Toothbrush, currently the number one best-selling sonic toothbrush on Amazon. Sarah Toscano,, 27 Nov. 2021 Each seat also has a basic amenity kit (eye mask, ear plugs, toothbrush and toothpaste) and a Wanderfuel wellness pouch. Stephanie Wu, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Oct. 2021 Nichole gave investigators Jeffrey's toothbrush and razor for DNA testing. Michael Quintanilla, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of toothbrush

1690, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2022

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“Toothbrush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for toothbrush


tooth·​brush | \ ˈtüth-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce toothbrush (audio) \

Kids Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning the teeth


tooth·​brush | \ -ˌbrəsh How to pronounce toothbrush (audio) \

Medical Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning the teeth

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