Also called toi·let tis·sue, bath·room tis·sue . a soft, lightweight, sanitized paper used in bathrooms for personal cleansing after elimination.
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.
- Also TP, t.p. [tee-pee] /ˈtiˈpi/
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How to use toilet paper in a sentence
Using toilet paper rolls and social distancing to talk about love.
Panic-buying was common, with Americans hoarding toilet paper, diapers and cleaning supplies amid the widespread uncertainty.Fearing violence and political uncertainty, Americans are buying millions more firearms | Hannah Denham, Andrew Ba Tran | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
If you’re only choosing a pack of toilet paper, that’s good enough — not so much for clothes, eyeglasses, vehicles, homes, and other experiential items.How brands should meet customers in their new (virtual) reality | Elly Uz | January 8, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
Retail sales spiked at the start of the pandemic, as we stockpiled wine and toilet paper.For winemakers, 2020 was the year that ‘dropped us to our knees’ | Dave McIntyre | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
The state provides only soap, clothing, toilet paper and meals.A high school student needed help with tuition, so an unlikely group stepped up: Prison inmates | Kellie B. Gormly | January 1, 2021 | Washington Post
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was obsessed with the flower-printed, scented toilet paper.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State | Lizzie Crocker | October 31, 2014 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Venezuela faces shortages in everything from toilet paper to bread, but one of the most overlooked items is breast implants.Venezuela Now Has Toilet Paper but No Breast Implants | Jason Batansky | September 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If ESPN is a sleek bachelor pad, ESPNW is the cottage next door filled with Activia and ultra-soft toilet paper.
Knowing how to turn a toilet-paper roll and three bucks' worth of parts into a camera-detector is just good sense.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
One day there was a rumor going around that a shipment of toilet paper was coming in and we all lined us to get it.The Biography of a Rabbit | Roy Benson
Seats and covers should be scrubbed every day, houses swept and toilet paper provided.Campward Ho! | Unknown
Mohammed never dreamed of such institutions as toilet paper.Black Man's Burden | Dallas McCord Reynolds
(The balance is sold direct to manufacturers who re-manufacture it, like toilet paper manufacturers).From Paper-mill to Pressroom | William Bond Wheelwright
British Dictionary definitions for toilet paper
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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