toothbrush

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

Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning the teeth

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On a recent winter afternoon, Mr. Roth’s shoes were still at his bedside, his sweaters were neatly folded in the closet and his toothbrush sat in its cup on the bathroom sink. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "Philip Roth’s Manhattan Home Goes on the Market for $3.2 Million," 21 Feb. 2019 Or, simply use an old toothbrush or buy a small vegetable brush on Amazon. Isadora Baum, SELF, "Here’s How to Clean Sneakers Depending on the Material," 17 Feb. 2019 Let the soak in the solution for 30 minutes to an hour, then scrub the stained area with a soft brush (like an old toothbrush or dish brush) and rinse. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Remove Sweat Stains From White Shirts — And Everything Else," 21 Dec. 2018 For a safer bet, sub out steel wool for an old toothbrush. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "How to Set Up a Guitar And Make It Your Own," 7 Dec. 2018 Back to that attention-grabbing Oral-B black-bristle toothbrush. Laura Daily, The Seattle Times, "How charcoal escaped the grill and ended up in your bathroom," 12 Apr. 2019 If your locks tend to fall flat, use a clean, brand new toothbrush to gently tease it at the roots, giving the appearance of more volume. Sam Escobar, Good Housekeeping, "11 Ways to Get Thicker Hair," 3 Dec. 2015 That’s what happened to me, literally, when my shopping cart sideswiped a display of toothbrushes with black bristles. Laura Daily, The Seattle Times, "How charcoal escaped the grill and ended up in your bathroom," 12 Apr. 2019 Instead, clean the sides of your nails with a toothbrush twice a week to clean out any dead skin. Chris Ciolli, Allure, "I Got Gwyneth Paltrow's Favorite $185 Pedicure and My Feet Have Never Looked Better," 4 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of toothbrush

1690, in the meaning defined above

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toothbrush

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning your teeth

toothbrush

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

Kids Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning the teeth

toothbrush

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

Medical Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning the teeth

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