toilet paper


noun

a soft, lightweight, sanitized paper used in bathrooms for personal cleanliness.

Origin of toilet paper

First recorded in 1880–85
Also called toilet tissue, bathroom tissue.
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Examples 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


noun

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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