toilet water

toilet water

noun
a scented liquid used as a light perfume; cologne.

Origin:
1850–55

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toilet water
 
n
Compare cologne Also called: eau de toilette a form of liquid perfume lighter than cologne

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  1. n.
    beer; draft beer. (Alludes to the term for cologne and trips to the toilet after drinking much beer.) : This toilet water has me running back and forth to the john.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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toilet water

in perfumery, scented solution usually consisting of alcohol and about 2-6 percent perfume concentrate. Originally, eau de cologne was a mixture of citrus oils from such fruits as lemons and oranges, combined with such substances as lavender and neroli (orange-flower oil); toilet waters were less-concentrated forms of other types of perfume. The two terms, cologne and toilet water, however, have come to be used interchangeably.

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