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)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The tiny towelette uses 14% aluminum to block excessive sweating at the source. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 May 2022 Tear a packet open and wipe the towelette across your skin - no need for water, no fuss, and zero residue after use. The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 Virgin Galactic engineers had designed a reclining seat that will redirect g-forces, making the experience more pleasant, and each passenger will receive a customized flight suit with a towelette in one pocket, in case of motion sickness. Anna Russel, The New Yorker, 3 Aug. 2021 All the passengers received a 2-by-2 inch sanitizing towelette upon boarding — a poetically inadequate gesture, like bringing an eyelash to a gunfight. Molly Young, Vulture, 5 Feb. 2021 Instead of shelling out for a costly procedure at the dermatologist's office, Gross proposes a twice-weekly (and approximately five-minute-long, in my experience) rubdown with an individual towelette. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, 1 Dec. 2020 And after a wipe with a towelette, a scrubbing from the cloth and some port checkups, your phone should feel good as new. Benjamin Levin, CNN Underscored, 17 Aug. 2020 Each towelette is packed with a ton of vitamins and nutrients, including argan oil and vitamin C. Shauna Beni, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 Aug. 2020 They will, however, be allowed to carry a moist towelette in their back pocket. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 25 June 2020 See More

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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 27 Jan. 2023.

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