bidet

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English[edit]

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A bidet.

Etymology[edit]

From French bidet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): [ˈbiːdeɪ]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːdeɪ
  • (US) IPA(key): [bɨˈdeɪ]

Noun[edit]

bidet (plural bidets)

  1. a low-mounted plumbing fixture or type of sink intended for washing the external genitalia and the anus
  2. (obsolete) A small horse formerly allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bider (to trot), of unknown ultimate origin. Possibly from Proto-Celtic *bid (small), related to Irish bídeach (small) and Medieval Italian bidetto (small horse)[1]; possibly from a lost Middle French rabider (go quickly, violently), a descendant of Latin rabidus (furious, fierce), with loss of the initial prefix.[2]

Modern sense derives from analogy with the straddling of a bidet and the straddling of a small horse.[3]

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bidet m (plural bidets)

  1. pony, small horse
  2. bidet

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bidet m (plural bidets)

  1. (Jersey) pony
  2. (Jersey) bidet

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French bidet

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bidet m inan

  1. bidet

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  • bidet in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bidet m (plural bidets)

  1. Alternative form of bidé