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toilet paper

a soft, lightweight, sanitized paper used in bathrooms for personal cleanliness.
Also called toilet tissue, bathroom tissue.
Origin of toilet paper
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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

thin absorbent paper, often wound in a roll round a cardboard cylinder (toilet roll), used for cleaning oneself after defecation or urination
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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