toothbrush
noun Date: 1690 a brush for cleaning the teeth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Toothbrush — Tooth brush , n. A brush for cleaning the teeth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toothbrush — (n.) 1650s, from TOOTH (Cf. tooth) + BRUSH (Cf. brush) (n.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • toothbrush — ► NOUN ▪ a small brush with a long handle, used for cleaning the teeth …   English terms dictionary

  • toothbrush — [to͞oth′brush΄] n. a brush for cleaning the teeth and stimulating the gums …   English World dictionary

  • Toothbrush — Toothbrushes The toothbrush is an oral hygiene instrument used to clean the teeth and gums that consists of a head of tightly clustered bristles mounted on a handle, which facilitates the cleansing of hard to reach areas of the mouth. Toothpaste …   Wikipedia

  • toothbrush — n. to use a toothbrush * * * to use a toothbrush …   Combinatory dictionary

  • toothbrush — UK [ˈtuːθˌbrʌʃ] / US [ˈtuθˌbrʌʃ] noun [countable] Word forms toothbrush : singular toothbrush plural toothbrushes a small brush used for cleaning your teeth …   English dictionary

  • toothbrush — 1. noun A brush, used with toothpaste, for cleaning the teeth. 2. verb To clean or scrub with a toothbrush. In Rome, a restorer toothbrushed away some candle grime over Gods Sistine Chapel eye to reveal an eyebrow of Groucho Marx proportion …   Wiktionary

  • toothbrush — noun Toothbrush is used before these nouns: ↑moustache …   Collocations dictionary

  • toothbrush — [[t]tu͟ːθbrʌʃ[/t]] toothbrushes N COUNT A toothbrush is a small brush that you use for cleaning your teeth …   English dictionary

  • toothbrush — /ˈtuθbrʌʃ/ (say toohthbrush) noun 1. a small brush with a long handle, for cleaning the teeth. 2. Colloquial → toothbrush moustache. {tooth + brush1} …   Australian English dictionary

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