towelette

[tou-uh-let, tou-let]

noun

a small paper towel, usually premoistened in a sealed package.

Nearby words

  1. towbar,
  2. towboat,
  3. towel,
  4. towel rack,
  5. towel rail,
  6. toweling,
  7. towelling,
  8. tower,
  9. tower block,
  10. tower bolt

Origin of towelette

First recorded in 1900–05; towel + -ette

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Word Origin and History for towelette

towelette

n.

1902, from towel (n.) + -ette.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper