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noun, plural toi·let·ries.
  1. any article or preparation used in cleaning or grooming oneself, as soap or deodorant.

Origin of toiletry

First recorded in 1825–35; toilet + -ry
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  • She needed to find some toiletries and then a cafe where she could sit down and file some copy.


    Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for toiletries


noun plural -ries
  1. 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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