toothbrush

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Toothbrush
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Etymology[edit]

tooth +‎ brush

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Noun[edit]

toothbrush (plural toothbrushes)

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

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Verb[edit]

toothbrush (third-person singular simple present toothbrushes, present participle toothbrushing, simple past and past participle toothbrushed)

  1. (transitive) To clean or scrub with a toothbrush.
    • 1997, Matthew Remski, Dying for Veronica
      In Rome, a restorer toothbrushed away some candle-grime over God's Sistine Chapel eye to reveal an eyebrow of Groucho Marx proportion.
    • 2004, Iceberg Slim, Trick Baby
      I toothbrushed the stale rum stink from my mouth and stared at myself in the cabinet mirror.