toilet paper

[ toi-lit pey-per ]
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  1. Also called toi·let tis·sue, bath·room tis·sue . a soft, lightweight, sanitized paper used in bathrooms for personal cleansing after elimination.

verb (used with or without object)Sometimes toi·let-pa·per .
  1. to cover a house, a tree, or other structure, usually on someone’s home property, with strips of toilet paper, as a prank: Toilet papering the chief of police’s car was a risky choice—you’re going to get fined for littering or trespassing if he catches you.

Origin of toilet paper

First recorded in 1880–85
  • Also TP, t.p. [tee-pee] /ˈtiˈpi/

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British Dictionary definitions for toilet paper

toilet paper

  1. thin absorbent paper, often wound in a roll round a cardboard cylinder (toilet roll), used for cleaning oneself after defecation or urination

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