- a low, basinlike bathroom fixture, usually with spigots, used for bathing the genital and perineal areas.
- a small saddle horse.
Origin of bidet
Examples from the Web for bidet
So La Fleur got off him, and giving him a good sound lash, the bidet took me at my word, and away he scampered back to Montriul.Rowlandson the Caricaturist. Second Volume
Bidet, writing in 1759, foreshadows the misery which marked the last thirty years of the ancien rgime.A History of Champagne
- a small low basin for washing the genitals and anal area
Word Origin and History for bidet
1620s, "small horse," from French bidet (16c.), of unknown etymology. Originally in French "a small horse, a pony," thus "a vessel on a low narrow stand, which can be bestridden for bathing purposes," a sense attested in English from 1766.