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shampoo

[sham-poo]
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verb (used with object), sham·pooed, sham·poo·ing.
  1. to wash (the head or hair), especially with a cleaning preparation that does not leave a soap film.
  2. to clean (rugs, upholstery, or the like) with a special preparation.
  3. Archaic. to massage.
noun
  1. the act of shampooing.
  2. a preparation used for shampooing, especially one that does not leave a soap film.

Origin of shampoo

1755–65; earlier champo to massage < an inflected form of Hindi cāmpnā literally, to press
Related formssham·poo·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for shampooed

Historical Examples

  • I have just had him shampooed and when he is dry I will examine him and report to you at once.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 1, 1916</p>

    Various

  • It is almost impossible to state positively how often the hair should be shampooed.

    The Woman Beautiful

    Helen Follett Stevans

  • Shall I be shined, shampooed and shaved, Singed and trimmed 'round the edges, too?

    Bib Ballads

    Ring W. Lardner

  • Bought another cake—shaved with it, shampooed with it, ate it.

    Perkins of Portland

    Ellis Parker Butler

  • During that time she went nowhere and shampooed her hair every day.

    Anne Of Green Gables

    Lucy Maud Montgomery


British Dictionary definitions for shampooed

shampoo

noun
  1. a liquid or cream preparation of soap or detergent to wash the hair
  2. a similar preparation for washing carpets, etc
  3. the process of shampooing
verb -poos, -pooing or -pooed
  1. (tr) to wash (the hair, etc) with such a preparation
Derived Formsshampooer, noun

Word Origin

C18: from Hindi chāmpo, from chāmpnā to knead
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for shampooed

shampoo

v.

1762, "to massage," from Anglo-Indian shampoo, from Hindi champo, imperative of champna "to press, knead the muscles," perhaps from Sanskrit capayati "pounds, kneads." Meaning "wash the hair" first recorded 1860; extended 1954 to carpets, upholstery, etc. Related: Shampooed; shampooing.

shampoo

n.

"soap for shampooing," 1866, from shampoo (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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