entry
chirigame'
pronunciation
tsee-ree-gah-meeh'
meaning
noun. toilet paper; toilet tissue. (Saipan)
etymology
From the Japanese chirigami (ちり紙), meaning "dust paper", which was the low-grade paper made of scraps from the exodermis of the mulberry tree. In Japan, dust paper served as tissue, or toilet, paper until the latter half of the Showa period (1926-1989).
examples
Hu nisisita tuminane' lao hokkok esta chirigame'.
I need to keep busy (do #2) but we're out of toilet paper.
additional comments
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