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toilet paper

a soft, lightweight, sanitized paper used in bathrooms for personal cleanliness.
Also called toilet tissue, bathroom tissue.
Origin of toilet paper
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • One day there was a rumor going around that a shipment of toilet paper was coming in and we all lined us to get it.

  • Mohammed never dreamed of such institutions as toilet paper.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • One thickness of Manila paper may be used instead of the toilet paper.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • If there is a bathroom, one bath mat and toilet paper in the holder.

  • toilet paper can be used for something, and this paper money's too stiff.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for toilet paper

toilet paper

thin absorbent paper, often wound in a roll round a cardboard cylinder (toilet roll), used for cleaning oneself after defecation or urination
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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