Definition of Toothbrush

1. Noun. Small brush; has long handle; used to clean teeth.

Generic synonyms: Brush, Toilet Articles, Toiletry
Specialized synonyms: Electric Toothbrush

2. Noun. Slang for a mustache.
Exact synonyms: Soup-strainer
Generic synonyms: Moustache, Mustache
Language type: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular

Definition of Toothbrush

1. n. A brush for cleaning the teeth.

Definition of Toothbrush

1. Noun. A brush, used with toothpaste, for cleaning the teeth. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To clean or scrub with a toothbrush. ¹

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Definition of Toothbrush

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toothbrush

tooth shell
tooth shells
tooth socket
tooth spasms
tooth transplantation
toothache tree
toothbrush (current term)
toothbrush mustache
toothbrush tree

Literary usage of Toothbrush

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The International Journal of Orthodontia (1917)
"She informed the teacher that she could not use the toothbrush that morning ... Upon this one recommendation alone we must admit that the toothbrush has a ..."

2. A Child's Book of the Teeth by Harrison Wader Ferguson (1918)
"HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR toothbrush Next to keeping your teeth clean, the most important thing is to keep your toothbrush dean. It is not well to clean your ..."

3. Open Air Crusaders: A Report of the Elizabeth McCormick Open Air School by Sherman Culver Kingsley (1910)
"The children repaired to the tent THE toothbrush DRILL outside and after establishing themselves in their reclining chairs, spent an hour and ..."

4. Keep-well Stories for Little Folks by May Farinholt Jones (1916)
"THE toothbrush BRIGADE The toothbrush brigade is a happy club We boys and girls have made, We try to care for our teeth So they'll not be decayed. ..."

5. Islam, a Challenge to Faith: Studies on the Mohammedan Religion and the by Samuel Marinus Zwemer (1907)
"Ayesha said, The Prophet would not lie down at night nor in the day and rise again without using the toothbrush before washing for prayers. ..."

6. The Child Welfare Manual: A Handbook of Child Nature and Nuture for Parents by University Society, New York (1919)
"The three essentials to prevent dental decay are a properly constructed toothbrush, dental floss, and an antiseptic mouth-wash. The toothbrush will cleanse ..."

7. The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers by Cynthia M. Hale, Jacqueline A. Polder (2000)
"Make sure that each child has his/her own toothbrush clearly labeled with his/her name. Do not allow children to share or borrow toothbrushes. ..."

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