American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fixture similar in design to a toilet that is straddled for bathing the genitals and the posterior parts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small horse; formerly, in the British army, a horse allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage.
- n. The basin of a water-closet so made that, in addition to the ordinary places of entrance of water- and discharge-pipe, there is a contrivance for washing or administering injections: sometimes made as a separate article of bedroom furniture.
- n. a low-mounted plumbing fixture or type of sink intended for washing the external genitalia and the anus
- n. obsolete A small horse formerly allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small horse formerly allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage.
- n. A kind of bath tub for sitting baths; a sitz bath.
- n. a basin for washing genitals and anal area
- From French bidet. (Wiktionary)
- French, pony, bidet, probably from Old French bider, to trot. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Considering that a search for the term bidet on the DYI Network site yielded no results, Canada's trees will continue to meet an ignominious end.”
“The first mechanized bidet did not come on the scene until 1750 and was called a bidet à seringue.”
“For those that don't know, a bidet is a mini bath for your rear end!”
“This may seem obvious, but some novices think that a bidet is a toilet without a seat, especially at 3 am, in the dark.”
“The Oxford Companion To The Body traces the merkin back to 1450, a time when the bidet was a distant prospect and personal hygiene fell well short of the mark.”
“Perhaps the Jasmin, then, should properly be called a bidet à computer.”
“In fact, you can not have a bath every day because it takes too long, so their choice is not to have a bath, and when they think is, you know, bidet, which is in Italy absolutely crucial.”
“But he led me into his bedroom, another white cube, empty except for a bed, a chair, a table and a tin bidet.”
“And with "House Hunters International," there's the fun of finding out what other countries consider the norm in everything from room size -- try telling an American that anything but a walk-in closet is spacious enough -- to "the differences with the bathroom, whether or not they have a bidet, which is more common in some countries than others," says James.”
“The losers see their toys blown up in an atmospherically controlled bidet, which is surely sending out the wrong message about consumer durability.”
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