shampoo

[ sham-poo ]
/ ʃæmˈpu /

verb (used with object), sham·pooed, sham·poo·ing.

to wash (the head or hair), especially with a cleaning preparation that does not leave a soap film.
to clean (rugs, upholstery, or the like) with a special preparation.
Archaic. to massage.

noun

the act of shampooing.
a preparation used for shampooing, especially one that does not leave a soap film.

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Origin of shampoo

1755–65; earlier champo to massage < an inflected form of Hindi cāmpnā literally, to press

OTHER WORDS FROM shampoo

sham·poo·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for shampoo

shampoo
/ (ʃæmˈpuː) /

noun

a liquid or cream preparation of soap or detergent to wash the hair
a similar preparation for washing carpets, etc
the process of shampooing

verb -poos, -pooing or -pooed

(tr) to wash (the hair, etc) with such a preparation

Derived forms of shampoo

shampooer, noun

Word Origin for shampoo

C18: from Hindi chāmpo, from chāmpnā to knead
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