Shampoo Definition

shăm-po͝o
shampooed, shampooing, shampoos
noun
A cleaning preparation, esp. one in liquid form that produces suds.
Webster's New World
Any of various cleaning agents for rugs, upholstery, or cars.
American Heritage
The act of washing hair, a rug, etc.
Webster's New World

A traditional Indian and Persian body massage given after pouring warm water over the body and rubbing it with extracts from herbs.

Wiktionary

(humorous, slang) Champagne (wine).

Wiktionary
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verb
To wash or undergo washing with shampoo.
American Heritage
To massage.
Webster's New World
To wash (the hair and scalp), esp. with a shampoo.
Webster's New World
To wash the hair and scalp of.
Webster's New World
To clean or wash (a rug, upholstery, etc.) with a shampoo.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Shampoo

Noun

Singular:
shampoo
Plural:
shampoos

Origin of Shampoo

  • From Hindi चाँपो (champo), imperative form of चाँपना (champna, “to press, knead"), from the Sanskrit root चपयति (√cap, “to pound, knead").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Hindi cāṁpō imperative of cāṁpnā to press

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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