toilet paper

[ toi-lit pey-per ]
/ ˈtɔɪ lɪt ˌpeɪ pər /


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 .

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.



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Also TP, t.p. [tee-pee] /ˈtiˈpi/

Origin of toilet paper

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for 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
  • I went into the bathroom and took off the toilet-paper roll and replaced it with a fresh one.

    Little Brother|Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for toilet paper

toilet paper

toilet tissue


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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