Shampoo meaning

shăm-po͝o
Shampoo is defined as a special soap used to wash the hair, or is an act of using a special sudsy soap to clean someone or something.

Pert Plus is an example of a shampoo.

When you use a special soap to lather up your dog and clean him, this is an example of a shampoo for your dog.

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Shampoo is when you use a sudsy soap to lather something up to clean it and then rinse the soap out.

Lathering up your puppy with a sudsy soap and then washing him clean is an example of a time when you shampoo your dog.

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Any of various liquid or cream preparations of soap or detergent used to wash the hair and scalp.
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Any of various cleaning agents for rugs, upholstery, or cars.
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The act or process of washing or cleaning with shampoo.
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To wash or undergo washing with shampoo.
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(obs.) To massage.
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To wash (the hair and scalp), esp. with a shampoo.
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To wash the hair and scalp of.
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To clean or wash (a rug, upholstery, etc.) with a shampoo.
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The act of washing hair, a rug, etc.
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A cleaning preparation, esp. one in liquid form that produces suds.
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A traditional Indian and Persian body massage given after pouring warm water over the body and rubbing it with extracts from herbs.
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A commercial liquid soap product for washing hair or other fibres/fibers, such as carpets.
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An instance of washing the hair or other fibres with shampoo.

I'm going to give the carpet a shampoo.

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(humorous, slang) Champagne (wine).
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(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.

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To wash (i.e. the hair, carpet, etc.) with shampoo.
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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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Origin of shampoo

  • From Hindi cāṁpō imperative of cāṁpnā to press

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

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

    From Wiktionary