Definition of Shampoo

1. Noun. Cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair.

Generic synonyms: Cleaner, Cleanser, Cleansing Agent

2. Verb. Use shampoo on (hair). "They shampoo their hair "
Generic synonyms: Lave, Wash
Specialized synonyms: Condition

3. Noun. The act of washing your hair with shampoo.
Generic synonyms: Hair Care, Haircare, Hairdressing

Definition of Shampoo

1. v. t. 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.

2. n. The act of shampooing.

Definition of Shampoo

1. Noun. A traditional Indian and Persian body massage given after pouring warm water over the body and rubbing it with extracts from herbs. ¹

2. Noun. A commercial liquid soap product for washing hair or other fibres/fibers, such as carpets. ¹

3. Noun. An instance of washing the hair or other fibres with shampoo. ¹

4. Noun. (humorous slang) Champagne (qualifier wine). ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To wash one's own hair with shampoo. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To wash (i.e. the hair, carpet, etc.) with shampoo. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shampoo

1. to cleanse with a special preparation [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shampoo

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shampoo (current term)
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Literary usage of Shampoo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Tribune Almanac and Political Register by Horace Greeley (1914)
"Do not put shampoo in water, but moisten the head with water and use from one to two teaspoonfuls of shampoo on the head. The scalp should be washed at ..."

2. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1894)
"shampoo.—A good shampoo for removing dandruff, etc., from the scalp, may be prepared, according to the Pacific Medical Journal, by dissolving borax in water ..."

3. Summer Cruise in the Mediterranean on Board an American Frigate by Nathaniel Parker Willis (1853)
"... in the Retribution of Boiled Lobsters—A Deluge of Suds—Tbo shampoo—Luxurious Helps to the Imagination—A Pedestrian Excursion—Story of an American Tar, ..."

4. Bulletin of Pharmacy (1918)
"OJT writes: "Will you kindly publish formulas for a dry shampoo?" There are two types of dry shampoos in common use. One is dry in the sense that it ..."

5. Hydrotherapy by Guy Hinsdale (1910)
"The Swedish shampoo is commonly used after the warm full bath, and commends itself to a wide variety of cases. It has been employed in toxic cases and in ..."

6. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"the act that it shall be a misdemeanor for any one engaged in the business of a barber to shave, shampoo, cut hair, or keep open their bathrooms on Sunday, ..."

7. We Discover the Old Dominion by Louise Closser Hale (1916)
"CHAPTER VII Officer Noonan All Over These Pages, an Um- bretta, the Shenandoah Valley, Wicked Gypsies, and a shampoo THERE was a progressive hotel in ..."

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