Try Our Apps


Pore Over vs. Pour Over


[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.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for toothpaste
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Stand clear and order off your thugs or I'll squeeze you till your guts squirt out your nose like toothpaste from a tube.

    Master of the Moondog Stanley Mullen
  • The newspapers interviewed her, society women copied her, toothpaste and perfume manufacturers solicited her testimonials.

    The Easiest Way Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
  • He missed the bobbypins on the floor, the nylons drying across the shower rack, the toothpaste tubes squeezed from the top.

    At the Post Horace Leonard Gold
  • They tried frantically to remedy the situation by the use of this toothpaste and that, and this deodorant and the other.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • They are packed for departure with toothbrushes and toothpaste, packages of gum, tobacco and books.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
British Dictionary definitions for toothpaste


a paste used for cleaning the teeth, applied with a toothbrush
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for toothpaste

1832, from tooth + paste (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for toothpaste

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for toothpaste

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for toothpaste