toothbrush

[ tooth-bruhsh ]
/ ˈtuθˌbrʌʃ /

noun

a small brush with a long handle, for cleaning the teeth.

Origin of toothbrush

First recorded in 1645–55; tooth + brush1
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British Dictionary definitions for toothbrush

toothbrush

/ (ˈtuːθˌbrʌʃ) /

noun

a small brush, usually with a long handle, for cleaning the teeth
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Word Origin and History for toothbrush

toothbrush


n.

1650s, from tooth + brush (n.1).

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