verb (used with object), talcked or talced [talkt] /tælkt/, talck·ing or talc·ing [tal-king] /ˈtæl kɪŋ/.
Origin of talc
Examples from the Web for talcum
Historical Examples of talcum
It is put out by the House of Mennen, which sells various toilet preparations such as talcum powder, shaving soap, etc.
Ordinary starch, or talcum, or the stearate of zinc is suitable.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)
W. Grant Hague
He was a well-fed gentleman with generous neck and chin, freshly shaved and rubbed with talcum powder.King Coal
And I haven't my talcum powder pop gun that shoots bean-bag bullets!Uncle Wiggily in Wonderland
Howard R. Garis
I wanted a glass of iced tea, and some chicken salad, and talcum powder down my neck.Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions
Mary Roberts Rinehart
noun Also: talcum
verb talcs, talcking, talcked, talcs, talcing or talced
Word Origin for talc
1550s, from Medieval Latin talcum, used for any of various shiny minerals. See talc.
1580s, from Middle French talc, probably from Spanish talco and Medieval Latin talcum "talc" (ealy 14c.), both from Arabic talq, from Persian talk "talc." "It was applied by the Arab and medieval writers to various transparent, translucent and shining minerals such as talc proper, mica, selenite, etc." [Flood].