One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The process of washing oneself, dressing, and attending to one's appearance.‘Emily got up to begin her morning toilette’
washing, bathing, showeringView synonyms
- ‘Caroline finished her toilette by herself, wearing a simple morning frock of blue.’
- ‘She still approaches her daily toilette with all the excitement of a seven-year-old let loose in her mum's make-up bag.’
- ‘I performed a perfunctory toilette and went in search of him.’
- ‘He drew Saskia in her bath, at her toilette, looking after her son Titus, getting out of bed, preparing food.’
- ‘I should have been inspired by his example to go shave carefully and perform a thorough toilette; instead I dashed under the shower and left the stubble for tomorrow.’
Late 17th century: French (see toilet).
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