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toilet water

noun
1.
a scented liquid used as a light perfume; cologne.
Origin of toilet water
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • They were amazingly fragrant, she said, waving her hand lately splashed with toilet water.

    Otherwise Phyllis Meredith Nicholson
  • She bathed her face, dashed some toilet water over herself, and fell into a chair, limp and unnerved.

  • The combination that would be suitable for a toilet water would not be good for a talcum powder and might spoil in a soap.

    Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson
  • She sprinkled it with some toilet water that was on the dressing-table, and gave it to Rose.

    The Shoulders of Atlas Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for toilet water

toilet water

noun
1.
a form of liquid perfume lighter than cologne Also called eau de toilette Compare cologne
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