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[tooth-peyst] /ˈtuθˌpeɪst/
a dentifrice in the form of paste.
Origin of toothpaste
1825-35, Americanism; tooth + paste Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for toothpaste
  • Then the students rated products, including cleansing ones such as soap or toothpaste.
  • Neem is so benign that it appears in some brands of toothpaste.
  • You'll find it in toothpaste and in vitamin supplements.
  • Despite the toothpaste grin on my face, my guide could sense my severe disappointment.
  • These were used packaging, plucked chicken feathers, tattered cotton and spent toothpaste tubes.
  • And all while bringing adequate supplies of soaps and toothpaste.
  • toothpaste tainted with an ingredient in antifreeze.
  • The cellphone camera is now almost as much a part of daily life as toothpaste.
  • If you buy toothpaste and toiletries when they're on sale, create a space to keep them organized.
  • Macerated brain, muddy brown and the consistency of toothpaste, oozed from the dural rent marking the bullet's entry.
British Dictionary definitions for toothpaste


a paste used for cleaning the teeth, applied with a toothbrush
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for toothpaste

1832, from tooth + paste (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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