Origin of toilet
Examples from the Web for toilet
Rogen refuses to share his toilet paper with Franco, and then they run into trouble starting a fire.James Franco and Seth Rogen Get ‘Naked and Afraid’… And It’s Hilarious|Marlow Stern|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was in the bathroom, perhaps trying to flush some pot down the toilet, when a cop burst in.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By this time there were three of us outside the toilet and one of us ran to get security.Middle East Murder Mystery: Who Killed an American Teacher in Abu Dhabi?|Chris Allbritton|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He would load his chair with groceries and other purchases, once a 30-roll package of toilet paper.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won|Michael Daly|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whenever I had to use the toilet I had to knock on the door and ask permission.
This sponge is specially employed for the toilet, and its price is high.The Ocean World:|Louis Figuier
You certainly can go on with your toilet and obtain your meal after half an hour's delay.North America, Volume I (of 2)|Anthony Trollope
It is frequently sold in the shops as palm oil, and of late has entered largely into the composition of toilet soaps.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
At reveille Frank was, as a rule, very prompt about springing out of bed and hurrying into his clothes and through his toilet.Frank Merriwell's Chums|Burt L. Standish
A similar but smaller bag is useful to be reserved entirely as a toilet bag.Camp and Trail|Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for toilet
Word Origin for toilet
Word Origin and History for toilet
1530s, "cover or bag for clothes," from Middle French toilette "a cloth, bag for clothes," diminutive of toile "cloth, net" (see toil (n.2)). Sense evolution is to "act or process of dressing" (1680s); then "a dressing room" (1819), especially one with a lavatory attached; then "lavatory or porcelain plumbing fixture" (1895), an American euphemistic use. Toilet paper is attested from 1884 (the Middle English equivalent was arse-wisp). Toilet training is recorded from 1940.