toothpaste

noun
tooth·paste | \ ˈtüth-ˌpāst \

Definition of toothpaste 

: a paste for cleaning the teeth

Examples of toothpaste in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Remember that thing about toothpaste tubes being a no-go? Jessica Cruel, SELF, "You Should Be Recycling Your Beauty Products—10 Things You Need to Know," 7 July 2018 The explosives had been packed into a toothpaste tube. Ellie Silverman, Washington Post, "Luis Posada Carriles, militant anti-communist who tried to overthrow Castro, dies at 90," 24 May 2018 Polypropylene, used in numerous products like bottle caps and toothpaste tubes, is beloved by the Vibrio group of bacteria, which are behind one set of illnesses. Veronique Greenwood, New York Times, "Billions of Plastic Pieces Litter Coral in Asia and Australia," 25 Jan. 2018 Some terrific uses for baking soda: Run out of toothpaste? Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Don’t have a blast on the Fourth," 1 July 2018 Michael Underwood, 61, of the 100 block of Sangamon Street, Chicago, was issued a local ordinance citation for retail theft after attempting to take numerous packages of toothpaste from Walgreens, 7200 North Ave., police said. Deborah Kadin, chicagotribune.com, "Police reports: Chicago man accused of firing two shots in the air near North and Harlem in Elmwood Park," 28 June 2018 Think, mini versions of Marvis toothpaste; Sachajuan and Oribe hair products; skincare from Diptyque, Grown Alchemist and Rituals; and all-natural sun care from Supergoop, Soleil Tujours and Hampton Sun. Andrea Whittle, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Website Puts Together the Perfect Travel-Sized Dopp Kit So You Don't Have to," 17 May 2018 According to police reports, Gonzalez-Diaz left Mariano’s, 1720 S. Milwaukee Ave., without paying for $28.97 worth of meat and toothpaste. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "Vernon Hills police: Man showed lewd photo while marketing his business," 9 July 2018 The company’s namesake toothpaste has sputtered as well. Sharon Terlep, WSJ, "A Toothpaste Club? Colgate to Invest in Online Startup," 2 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'toothpaste.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of toothpaste

1832, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about toothpaste

Share toothpaste

Statistics for toothpaste

Last Updated

14 Sep 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for toothpaste

The first known use of toothpaste was in 1832

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for toothpaste

toothpaste

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toothpaste

: a substance that is used for cleaning teeth

toothpaste

noun
tooth·paste | \ ˈtüth-ˌpāst \

Kids Definition of toothpaste

: a paste for cleaning the teeth

toothpaste

noun
tooth·paste | \ -ˌpāst \

Medical Definition of toothpaste 

: a paste for cleaning the teeth

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on toothpaste

What made you want to look up toothpaste? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

alleviating pain or harshness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!