toothbrush

noun

tooth·​brush ˈtüth-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce toothbrush (audio)
: a brush for cleaning the teeth

Examples of toothbrush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using the toothbrush itself provided a noticeable upgrade to my morning and evening routine. PCMAG, 16 Apr. 2024 There’s a vanity chest next to the sink with a host of other necessities, including golden razors, toothbrushes, combs, and hair brushes (a shower cap would have been nice though). Sarah Khan, Robb Report, 9 Apr. 2024 Then go in with your hands to massage the bristles or use a clean toothbrush to loosen any gunk or product residue left over and rinse with warm water before laying it out to air dry. Audrey Noble, Vogue, 5 Apr. 2024 In a dressing room backstage, Jak Bush, a stage assistant, uses a toothbrush to carefully remove a tiny spot from one of two Aloha jumpsuits Trevino wears in the show. Tammy Ljungblad, Kansas City Star, 5 Apr. 2024 Try removing it and using a toothbrush to dislodge the fuzz. Kalina Newman, Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2024 Sometimes the simplest items—like an electric toothbrush, a pair of SELF Sneaker Award–winning recovery slides, or a SELF Home Fitness Award–winning foam roller—can take your self-care routine from good to great. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 20 Mar. 2024 On store shelves today, even the Ensure is locked up, along with toothbrushes and socks. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024 There were little personal things — a toothbrush, a baby's toy, a new rug in a tree, a ripped copy of the Congressional Record. Jerome Hansen, Jack Schermerhorn, Ralph Nelson and Ken McCormick, Detroit Free Press, 6 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1690, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toothbrush was in 1690

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“Toothbrush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toothbrush. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

toothbrush

noun
tooth·​brush ˈtüth-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce toothbrush (audio)
: a brush for cleaning the teeth

Medical Definition

toothbrush

noun
tooth·​brush -ˌbrəsh How to pronounce toothbrush (audio)
: a brush for cleaning the teeth

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