tow·​el·​ette ˌtau̇-(ə-)ˈlet How to pronounce towelette (audio)
: a small usually premoistened piece of material used for personal cleansing (as of the hands)

Examples of towelette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The detritus is global: a Russian pouch of dry milk, good for infants ages 6 to 12 months; a Chinese towelette; Mexican pesos. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 Apr. 2024 Each pack comes with six towelettes that have enough self tanner for one application. Addie Morton, Southern Living, 4 Mar. 2024 Since towelettes are ideal for on-the-go use, development time is important to keep in mind. Addie Morton, Southern Living, 4 Mar. 2024 These towelettes were created to leave skin with a clean slate, eliminating even the most stubborn waterproof makeup. Erin Michelle Newberg, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 These towelettes are even slightly textured to help exfoliate your feet, helping to soothe and improve the health of your skin. Sherri Gordon, Verywell Health, 30 Jan. 2024 Available as a foam cleanser or as single-use moist towelettes, Cliradex is applied to the eyelid twice daily for six to eight weeks (roughly two life cycles of the Demodex mite). Johnstone M. Kim, Verywell Health, 16 Dec. 2023 Evidence shows these towelettes are extremely effective at killing off most viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Julia Ries, SELF, 27 July 2023 Our top pick for the best self-tanning towelettes are the Tan Towel Body Tan Towelettes, which come in a 5-pack and are super easy to use. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 30 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of towelette was in 1902

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“Towelette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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