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[toi-li-tree] /ˈtɔɪ lɪ tri/
noun, plural toiletries.
any article or preparation used in cleaning or grooming oneself, as soap or deodorant.
Origin of toiletry
1825-35; toilet + -ry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for toiletries
  • It can always be repaired later with safety pins or adhesive tape from your toiletries kit.
  • Please be aware of all food-storage policies and store food and toiletries properly.
  • Here are some tips for correctly packing toiletries in your bag.
  • Terry robes and slippers and a bag for carrying toiletries are provided.
  • Church members were collecting donations of clothes, water and toiletries.
  • Similarly, the group has moved aggressively into over-the-counter medicines and toiletries.
  • Objects in his bedroom must be arranged in neat, parallel lines, toiletries and desk items perfectly aligned.
  • One medicine cabinet in the bathroom holds toiletries for the entire family.
  • Makeup bags can store a number of toiletries from sharp grooming items to personal care liquid substances.
  • While you'll be able to purchase toiletries or aspirin on board the cruise ship, you'll pay a premium price.
British Dictionary definitions for toiletries


noun (pl) -ries
an object or cosmetic used in making up, dressing, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for toiletries

preparations in grooming," 1927; see toilet + -ry.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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