- 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.
- the act of shampooing.
- a preparation used for shampooing, especially one that does not leave a soap film.
Origin of shampoo
Related Words for shampooeddrench, moisten, hose, scrub, soak, float, shower, douse, wet, wipe, rinse, bathe, dredge, mop, flush, scrape, sweep, wash, disinfect, brush
Examples from the Web for shampooed
Historical Examples of shampooed
I have just had him shampooed and when he is dry I will examine him and report to you at once.
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
- a liquid or cream preparation of soap or detergent to wash the hair
- a similar preparation for washing carpets, etc
- the process of shampooing
- (tr) to wash (the hair, etc) with such a preparation
Word Origin for shampoo
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.
"soap for shampooing," 1866, from shampoo (v.).