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[toi-li-tree] /ˈtɔɪ lɪ tri/
noun, plural toiletries.
any article or preparation used in cleaning or grooming oneself, as soap or deodorant.
Origin of toiletry
First recorded in 1825-35; toilet + -ry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She needed to find some toiletries and then a cafe where she could sit down and file some copy.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for toiletries


noun (pl) -ries
an object or cosmetic used in making up, dressing, etc
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Word Origin and History for toiletries

preparations in grooming," 1927; see toilet + -ry.

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