shampoo

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi चाँपो (champo), imperative form of चाँपना (champna, to press, knead), from the Sanskrit root चपयति (capayati, to pound, knead).

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shampoo (plural shampoos)

  1. A traditional Indian and Persian body massage given after pouring warm water over the body and rubbing it with extracts from herbs.
  2. A commercial liquid soap product for washing hair or other fibres/fibers, such as carpets.
  3. An instance of washing the hair or other fibres with shampoo.
    I’m going to give the carpet a shampoo.
  4. (humorous, slang) Champagne (wine).

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shampoo (third-person singular simple present shampoos, present participle shampooing, simple past and past participle shampooed)

  1. (intransitive) To wash one's own hair with shampoo.
    My neat-freak of a friend has been compulsively shampooing for every bath he has taken.
  2. (transitive) To wash (i.e. the hair, carpet, etc.) with shampoo.
  3. (transitive) To press or knead the whole surface of the body of (a person), and at the same time to stretch the limbs and joints, in connection with the hot bath.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃɑm.poː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sham‧poo

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Borrowing from English

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shampoo m (plural shampoos, diminutive shampootje n)

  1. shampoo (product for washing hair)

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shampoo

  1. Alternative form of sampoo.

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shampoo m (invariable)

  1. shampoo (detergent, washing of hair with such detergent)