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toothpaste

[tooth-peyst] /ˈtuθˌpeɪst/
noun
1.
a dentifrice in the form of paste.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; tooth + paste
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British Dictionary definitions for toothpaste

toothpaste

/ˈtuːθˌpeɪst/
noun
1.
a paste used for cleaning the teeth, applied with a toothbrush
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Word Origin and History for toothpaste
n.

1832, from tooth + paste (n.).

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