toilet powder
noun Date: 1840 a fine powder usually with soothing or antiseptic ingredients for sprinkling or rubbing (as after bathing) over the skin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • toilet powder — noun a fine powder for spreading on the body (as after bathing) • Syn: ↑bath powder, ↑dusting powder • Hypernyms: ↑powder • Hyponyms: ↑talcum, ↑talcum powder * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • toilet powder — a fine powder sprinkled or rubbed over the skin, esp. after bathing. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • toilet powder — toi′let pow der n. a fine powder sprinkled or rubbed over the skin, esp. after bathing • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • powder — /ˈpaʊdə / (say powduh) noun 1. any solid substance in the state of fine, loose particles, as produced by crushing, grinding, or disintegration; dust. 2. a preparation in this form for some special purpose, as gunpowder, a medicinal powder, a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • powder your nose — old fashioned phrase to use the toilet This expression is used by or about women . Thesaurus: going to the toilethyponym Main entry: powder * * * powder your nose see ↑powder, 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • toilet — is the commonest word in BrE for what used to be called water closet (or WC) and is still sometimes called lavatory. It is the word normally used on signs and notices when more specific reference to ladies and gentlemen (or gents) is not given.… …   Modern English usage

  • powder your nose — powder (your) nose humorous if a woman says she is going to powder her nose, she means she is going to go to the toilet. Well, if you ll excuse me a moment, I m going to powder my nose …   New idioms dictionary

  • powder nose — powder (your) nose humorous if a woman says she is going to powder her nose, she means she is going to go to the toilet. Well, if you ll excuse me a moment, I m going to powder my nose …   New idioms dictionary

  • powder room — powder rooms N COUNT A powder room is a room for women in a public building such as a hotel, where they can use the toilet, have a wash, or put on make up. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • powder your nose — If somebody goes to powder your nose, it is a euphemism for going to the lavatory (toilet) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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